Ennis High School registered to participate in National Drug Facts Week starting Monday, January 26, 2015 - Friday, January 30. This event is nationwide, you can check us out on the National Event Map at the following link: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-facts-week/view-events-and-highlights/map. This project is spearheaded by the Ennis ISD Police Department and IMPACT Ennis.
What is National Drug Facts Week?
National Drug Facts Week was launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. To counter act the myths they get from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends. NIDA scientists want to stimulate events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug abuse and addiction.
What happens during National Drug Facts Week?
National Drug Facts Week is an opportunity for teens to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. In community and school events all over America, teens and experts will come together for an honest conversation about how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior.
What does Ennis High School have planned for this week?
During the week of National Drug Facts Week, Ennis High School will be announcing a drug fact (from NIDA) along with the daily morning announcements. On Wednesday, Jan. 28, during each lunch period we will have a table set up where students are able to receive informational brochures on drugs and drug abuse. We will also be giving out “drug free” bracelets and prizes. On National Drug Facts Chat Day (Jan. 30), each advisory class will have the opportunity to log onto the chat as a class/group activity and post their class/group questions. We will have a before/after drug abuse photos banner displayed all week long on both side of the school titled: Drugs+Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty. This banner is to show the students the physical consequences drugs have on your body.
National Drug Facts Chat Day is on Friday, January 30, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. Ennis High School students will have the opportunity until 5:00 p.m. to log onto the website and ask scientists questions about drugs,or discuss NIDA materials designed for teens. Log in code and more information on the Chat Day with be provided on a closer date.