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October 24, 2013
Students throughout the Glendale Unified School District pledged this week to live a drug-free life as part of Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated each October at every Glendale public school. The national campaign dates back to the death of Kiki Camarena, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration who was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico City in 1985 while he was investigating a major cocaine and marijuana dealer. PHOTOS: Valley View Elementary gets K9 demo for Red Ribbon Week Following his death, parents in the United States started wearing red ribbons to protest the devastation caused by drugs, according to the National Family Partnership.
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By Jo Ann Stupakis | October 18, 2011
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 24 to 28 and schools in our district will be participating in various activities in an effort to educate students to maintain a drug-free environment and make healthy choices. The theme this year is “UR2 Cool4 Drugs” and activities will include assemblies, writing essays, making pledges, wearing bracelets and tying red ribbons around the school. Monte Vista Elementary The community is invited to the PTA evening at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the cafeteria where a special free seminar will be held on helping frazzled kids in today's society.
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By Megan O'Neil megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 26, 2011
As two Keppel Elementary School teachers lay side by side on the playground blacktop Wednesday, there were more than a few wide eyes in the crowd. But with a kick of his pedals, pro BMX rider Shawn White - no relation to the red-headed Olympic snowboarder by the same name - cleared the pair with several inches to spare. It was one of scores of tricks White performed during the Red Ribbon Week event, designed to turn students off from drugs and on to healthy alternatives. “This practices individualism,” said the decorated BMX rider and veteran Red Ribbon Week performer.
NEWS
October 16, 2004
RITA PARDUE-FALLMAN With many schools observing Red Ribbon Week this month, a brief history of why we observe this might be helpful. This is a time to focus on the harm of drugs and alcohol. It came into existence because of a man named Enrique (Kiki) Camarena who grew up in a dirt-floored house with hopes of making a difference. Camarena worked his way through college, served in the Marines, became a police officer and decided to join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
NEWS
September 28, 2002
While students and teachers are hard at work in the classrooms, parent volunteers also are working hard on school fund-raising campaigns, PTA membership drives, fall festivals, school picnics, Reflections and Red Ribbon Week programs, newsletters and other informational publications. Remember, they aren't part of an exclusive club. Anybody can play. Contact your school office for the name and number of your PTA, foundation or booster club president.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | October 28, 2004
Rosemont Middle School students had the opportunity to stretch their creative muscles for the school's annual poster contest commemorating Red Ribbon Week. Enticing students to participate were local businesses that offered prizes for the posters submitted that best represented this year's theme, "I Am Important." First place awards were presented Friday, Oct. 22, to seventh-grade student Vickie Cheung and eighth-grade student Soo Jin Lee. Eighth-grade student Naomi Choi won for best overall design.
NEWS
October 23, 2001
Alecia Foster GLENDALE -- Essay and poster contests, assemblies and free knick-knacks will carry an important message to Glendale public school students this week: Drugs Destroy Dreams. The message is the theme of this year's national anti-drug campaign, Red Ribbon Week. But while the district's schools will take part in a myriad of special activities, they are only a small portion of the district's ongoing anti-drug efforts, officials said.
NEWS
October 28, 2005
by Mary O'Keefe Red ribbons have lined elementary and high schools for two weeks in observance of Red Ribbon Week. They are there because 20 years ago Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena was tortured and killed in Mexico while investigating a drug cartel. It is in his memory - and his belief that one person can make a difference - that families, communities, schools and the PTA have supported the Red Ribbon Week philosophy. Glendale Unified School District schools observed Red Ribbon Week this week, Oct. 24 through Oct. 28. During Red Ribbon Week teachers and administrators speak to students about drugs, their dangers and how to make the right choices.
NEWS
October 5, 2002
PTA President Elaine McCoy from Toll Middle School recently surveyed students asking them to define Red Ribbon Week. She was surprised to find many weren't aware of the origin. Because many schools will be observing Red Ribbon Week this month, a brief history of why we observe this might be helpful. This is a time to focus on the harm of drugs and alcohol. It came into existence because of a man named Enrique (Kiki) Camarena who grew up in a dirt-floored house with hopes of making a difference.
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October 24, 2013
Students throughout the Glendale Unified School District pledged this week to live a drug-free life as part of Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated each October at every Glendale public school. The national campaign dates back to the death of Kiki Camarena, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration who was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico City in 1985 while he was investigating a major cocaine and marijuana dealer. PHOTOS: Valley View Elementary gets K9 demo for Red Ribbon Week Following his death, parents in the United States started wearing red ribbons to protest the devastation caused by drugs, according to the National Family Partnership.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 22, 2012
Mark Keppel Elementary students tried on 20-pound bulletproof vests, got a close look at rifles and climbed in a police car during an assembly to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. On Monday afternoon, eight U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents showed Keppel students what agents use on the job, including unmarked cars and metal tools to pry open locked gates and doors. Glendale Police Officer Maribel Feeley pushed a button on her belt that remotely opened her patrol car's back seat.
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By Megan O'Neil megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 26, 2011
As two Keppel Elementary School teachers lay side by side on the playground blacktop Wednesday, there were more than a few wide eyes in the crowd. But with a kick of his pedals, pro BMX rider Shawn White - no relation to the red-headed Olympic snowboarder by the same name - cleared the pair with several inches to spare. It was one of scores of tricks White performed during the Red Ribbon Week event, designed to turn students off from drugs and on to healthy alternatives. “This practices individualism,” said the decorated BMX rider and veteran Red Ribbon Week performer.
NEWS
By Jo Ann Stupakis | October 18, 2011
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 24 to 28 and schools in our district will be participating in various activities in an effort to educate students to maintain a drug-free environment and make healthy choices. The theme this year is “UR2 Cool4 Drugs” and activities will include assemblies, writing essays, making pledges, wearing bracelets and tying red ribbons around the school. Monte Vista Elementary The community is invited to the PTA evening at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the cafeteria where a special free seminar will be held on helping frazzled kids in today's society.
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By Edna Karinski | September 27, 2011
Concession sales at Nitros football games support the PTSA, and Karen Veloz, Glendale High PTSA president, is appreciative of the volunteer support in keeping the booth running. “As this year is underway, our PTSA theme of 'Every Parent Involved' is becoming a reality, as we have had an unprecedented number of parents volunteering with concessions at GHS football games. Never has the saying, 'many hands make light work,' been more true,” she said. Oct. 5 is the second year that the city of Glendale has proclaimed International Walk to School Day. Verdugo Woodlands PTA President Lori Tsaparian invites parents and community to join them at 7:50 a.m. Oct. 5 in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Canada Blvd., to recognize this day. Glendale High's Reflections program is off to a great start, with the cooperation of art teachers promising to have a wide array of entries, Veloz said.
NEWS
October 18, 2010
High school students can get a jump start at the College and Career Fair from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Admission and parking are free. Thank you Hoover football concession stand volunteers, who support Hoover by volunteering. Please contact Hoover through the website to volunteer. The next PTSA meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 8 with business at 7 p.m. and a program at 7:30. Hoover's homecoming football game — fondly known as BGD (Beat Glendale Day)
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | October 26, 2009
Steve Granata spun seven basketballs simultaneously Monday during a Red Ribbon Week assembly at Valley View Elementary School, the highlight of second-grader Matthew Sorber-Petrie’s day. The basketballs spun on Granata’s knees and feet as he juggled three more and explained that with practice and dedication, anything is possible, including staying drug-free. “The pledge means not to smoke, drink, [do] drugs or hurtful things to my body,” Matthew said.
NEWS
By Michael Arvizu | October 20, 2009
Students in Associated Student Body Director Mary Hazlett’s class were blowing up balloons, drawing and laughing Monday morning at Glendale High School. But this was no party. The students were there working on the school’s annual observation of Red Ribbon Week. After taking their pledge as a class Monday morning to be drug-free for life, the students were ready to invoke the pledge to the rest of their classmates during the lunch period. With balloons and red bracelets emblazoned with “I Believe In Me,” the ASB students made their way to the school’s quad.
NEWS
By JO ANN STUPAKIS | October 13, 2009
October is a busy month for PTA units in this district. Membership campaigns continue, the Reflections contest is under way and Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated. Students can exhibit their talents in the arts by participating in the Reflections contest during October. Entries are being accepted at school sites under this year?s theme ?Beauty is ?.?.?.? and can be in one of six categories: dance, film, music, literature, photography or visual arts. Entry forms are available at all the schools or can be downloaded from www.glendalecouncilpta.
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