Local Schools to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week This Week

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - Red Ribbon Week kicks off on Monday and students across the Permian Basin are getting ready to celebrate.

The week is meant to encourage drug-free living.

In Odessa, Dowling Elementary students will get a first-hand look at alcohol and what it does to the body.

Midland DWI will stop by to set up that exhibit.

Then on Tuesday, ECISD will sponsor the "Family Leadership Institute," that teaches parents some great ways to help their kids succeed.

Meanwhile in Midland, several schools are passing out wristbands and ribbons to get things started.

Others are dressing up all week for drug-free theme days.

There are tons of other things happening all week long in several schools in both Midland and Odessa.