In keeping with this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme, “It All Fits Together: Working Together Against Drug and Alcohol Use,” Nazareth Academy has planned a week of events and activities. The campus is bright with red ribbons around trees and light poles as every student has signed on to this pledge. Each homeroom created a puzzle piece to convey this Red Ribbon message in a graphic way.
Monday, October 22:
The week kicks off with a guest speaker, Marcus Newman, addressing the entire student body.
Tuesday, October 23: Freshman Theme: “Think Pink, Don’t Drink”
Students participate in a Pink Panther Scavenger Hunt, complete with facts, announcements and handouts about how to say “no” to drugs and alcohol.
Wednesday, October 24: Sophomore Theme: “Get High on Life…Not Drugs or Alcohol”
Sophomores will take a Peer Pressure quiz and participate in a Paper Airplane contests with fact-filled red paper.
Thursday, October 25: Junior Theme” “Give a Rest to Drugs and Alcohol”
After a Drug and Alcohol Self-Test in Junior homerooms, students will play Name that Tune during lunch, with songs about making positive choices.
Friday, October 26: Senior Theme: “Have a fun last year, but don’t let it be your LAST year”
Seniors will focus on “How to help a Friend” with written material as well as a “Tap Out” activity. Students representing the number of students killed in drunk driving accidents will dress in all black and remain silent for the day.
Nazareth Academy, a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school serving families from 55 communities and over 100 grade schools in Chicago and the western suburbs, established in 1900 and sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, values scholarship, service, spirit, and unity.