Kelli McDonald is the new principal for Briargrove Elementary School. Ms. McDonald served as a Dean of Instruction and the Lead Academic Dean for Lamar High School where she advised, supported students and parents throughout IB’s Middle Years Program, Career Related Program, and Diploma Program. She began her educational career in elementary school as a classroom teacher in grades 1, 4, and 5, team lead, and curriculum specialist. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and her juris doctorate from South Texas College of Law.
Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, has taken on national significance mobilizing communities to educate students and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Wearing red ribbons during the month of October represents the pledge to live drug-free and honors all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.
This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. Celebrate the week in your school community and raise awareness of living a drug free life by participating in the following:
Monday, October 26: Mask up Against Drugs
All HISD staff and students are encouraged to wear and post pictures online in their favorite mask.
Tuesday, October 27: Pair up Against Drugs
Team up with a buddy and show how you all support each other by dressing alike (Twin day).
Wednesday, October 28: Sock it To Drugs
Wear crazy socks to kick drugs out of our community.
Thursday, October 29: Shade Out Drugs and Peer Pressure
Take pictures in your favorite shades.
Friday, October 30: Team Up Against Drugs
Wear your favorite team’s jersey or dress as your favorite book character.