October 22, 2018
PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK
OCTOBER 22ND – OCTOBER 26TH
Red Ribbon Week is a week designated to acknowledge, educate and support individuals and families impacted by substance misuse and/or abuse. The observance of Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 after DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was kidnapped, and murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico. Soon after Kiki's death, individuals started wearing Red Ribbons to symbolize their commitment to help reduce the demand for drugs in their communities.
Parenting a teenager is challenging and sometimes frightening work, especially concerning the use of substances. Please join us for an informational session with time for question/answers as well as an opportunity to discuss and share strategies for parenting success. This informational session will share data from our Youth Risk Behavior Survey taken by PHS students in 2017, discuss current trends within our school community, and provide information on adolescent brain development.
The event, “It Takes a Community” will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:00 at Portsmouth High School in the Nichinan Theatre.
We hope you are able to join us!
Marci Blanchette - Student Assistant Counselor
Christine Burke - District Wellness Coordinator
Detective Robert Munson - PHS School Resource Officer