Myakka City Elementary Gives Drugs the Boot!


It’s been an exciting week at Myakka City Elementary School in Myakka City, Florida. Students and staff are participating in Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).



First grade teacher Nikki Yates has been posting photos of her class saying NO to drugs. Red Ribbon Week is a campaign to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.





On Tuesday, staff and students dressed up in boots and camouflage for “Give Drugs the Boot Day.”


Photo: Jill Kramer, Guidance Clerk



Wednesday was “Be a Hero – Don’t Do Drugs Day”, so all of the Mustangs wore their favorite superhero clothes.



The real excitement came on Thursday when Elroy the Elk from Manasota Elks #2734 stopped by for a visit. He said hello to students, alongside Principal Kathy Price, on “Red Out! Wear Red Day.”


#WeManatee Myakka City Elementary

High above Myakka City Elementary School, their message is still clear… "Your future is key, so stay drug free." Elroy the Elk from Manasota Elks Lodge #2734 made a surprise visit for Red Ribbon Week and stayed for the school photo taken by a parent's drone #WeManatee

Posted by School District of Manatee County on Thursday, October 26, 2017


Then perhaps the most powerful message of all, students and staff posed for a photo in front of the school as a drone flew overhead. Their message: “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free!”

Great job, Mustangs!

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