Red Ribbon Week began after Drug Enforcement Agent, Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was killed in the line of duty. In Agent Camarena's home town of Calexico, CA, the public outpouring of support turned in to an organized community response in which citizens wore red ribbons. They became a voice for prevention in order to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and illegal use of legal drugs in America. The following year the California State PTA adopted the Red Ribbon Week campaign. Then, in 1988, Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the first Honorary Chairs.
Durham Intermediate School Student Council has put together a week of activities to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. We will be having dress-up days and games with daily prizes at lunch.
Monday - October 29th "See Red - Say NO to Drugs" - Wear Red
Tuesday - October 30th "Team Up Against Drugs" Wear your favorite Sports Jersey
Wednesday - October 31st "Say Boo to Drugs" Wear your Halloween Costume (School appropriate, no masks or weapons)
Thursday - November 1st "Hide from Drugs" Wear Camouflage Clothing
Friday - November 2nd "Be Free from Drugs" Wear Red, White & Blue Clothing
The 29th Annual Jog A Thon was held on September 28th! It was a beautiful day for students to race to raise money for our school. This year we had excellent participation by our students although we did not achieve our goal of 100%! A few faculty members slipped on their tennis shoes and joined the effort. All totaled our students and staff jogged 7312 laps. Then, students, staff, and parent volunteers were treated to a BBQ lunch!
Students who collected pledges and turned them in by the October 10th deadline qualified for great prizes to be given away at our wrap up assembly on October 12th. Prizes were awarded to the top 8 money earners. Congratulations Jacob Crismon for turning in the most money, he received a $150 Target Gift Card. To encourage participation a Grand Prize winner of a bicycle was randomly selected from each student that turned in pledges. Congratulations to Sophia Murdoch on winning the bike. Each of these students also had their name in the drawing for many other fabulous prizes ranging from gift cards, t-shirts, backpacks, school supplies and sports equipment. The winner of our Special Drawing for an Acer Chromebook went to Claire Birchard!
All proceeds from the Jog A Thon go toward student activities, field trips, recess equipment and assemblies. Our goal this year was to raise more money than $12,000. Well, we exceeded our goal!! Our fabulous students brought in over $14,000! WOW! Fantastic job DIS!!
Thank you to the students, their family members and Durham community that supported this fundraiser!
There are many ways parents can fund raise to support Durham Intermediate School that don't involve writing a check to the school.
Please clip and save Box Tops for Education. For each box top you send in, our school can earn 10 cents. It doesn't seem like alot, but if each student brought in 10 box tops that would mean $250 for our school. Feel free to collect and turn them in to the DIS office at your convenience.
For each purchase you make at Office Depot, make sure you ask at the register that Durham Intermediate School gets credit. We will receive 5% from your purchases if you designate our school to receive them.
Durham Intermediate School does not advocate signing up for credit cards. However if you do, many stores will give our school a percentage of your purchase. Ask your local retailers for details on how to give credit to Durham Intermediate School.
Thank you for considering these important fund raisers for our school!
Getting involved in extracurricular activities is a good way for students to meet new people, develop new skills, make a contribution and have some fun.
You can display your talents, develop your leadership and organizational abilities, learn to make decisions, manage your time, and enhance your people skills - all traits that will help you in high school and beyond.