Laurel Schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Teaching students to be drug free is a critical component of the Laurel School District curriculum. Each year, teachers and community volunteers work diligently to provide students with up-to-date information concerning illegal drugs and alcohol dangers, bullying prevention, how to deal with peer pressure, and how to make healthy choices. Through the district’s Safe and Drug Free Schools program, students were exposed to a variety of topics geared toward encouraging healthy choices.

To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, the district planned a comprehensive program to tackle many of the tough issues concerning illegal drug use. All schools participated in an art contest that focused on this year’s theme, “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free.” Students and teachers decorated entryways with the drug-free message. A judging committee traveled to all schools in the district and awarded Mason Elementary School the overall prize for creativity.

In addition to the school-wide art contest, individual students and classrooms were encouraged to participate in a door decorating and poster contests. 

Laurel School District Red Ribbon 2017 Winners:

The winner of the school-wide entryway art contest was Mason Elementary School.

Oak Park Elementary School Winners

K-1st Door: Jordan

2nd-3rd Door: McLaurin

4th-5th Door: Thigpen

Specials Door: Birdwell


Mason Elementary School Winners

K-1st Door: Rodgers

2nd-3rd Door: Rayner

4th-5th Door: I. Evans

Specials Door: Thrash

K-1st Poster: Rodgers

2nd-3rd Poster: Sharp

4th-5th Poster: Jordan


Maddox Elementary School Winners

K-1st Door: Underwood

2nd-3rd Door: Clark

4th-5th Door: L. King

Specials Door: S. White

K-1st Poster: Stanfield


Nora Davis Magnet School Winners

PreK 3-4: Pearson

K-1st Door: (TIE) Jackson, Garrick, Russell

4th-5th Door: (TIE) Schipke, Watts

K-1st Poster: (TIE) Garrick, Russell


Laurel High School 9th Grade

Poster: McMillan

Door: Frazier


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