Character Counts During Red Ribbon Week at Serrano Elementary

Orange, CA – October 23, 2018 - This week, Orange Unified schools are celebrating Red Ribbon Week by hosting assemblies, class discussions, and other activities to raise awareness and educate our students about the dangers of drugs and the importance of staying safe, healthy, and drug-free. 

To help students establish a healthy lifestyle and build strong character traits that will enable them to make good choices throughout their lives, the Serrano Eagles are proudly celebrating Character Counts along with Red Ribbon Week

Each day this week, Serrano Elementary’s students and staff will wear a different color to symbolize a different character trait, adding words to their character pillars as they go.

Monday, Eagles wore red to support the message, “Having good character will help you stay drug free.” “Serrano Eagles team up!” on Tuesday, and Eagles will wear their favorite athletic attire or team jersey on this day to emphasize being a team player. Wednesday’s message will be, “Keep your future bright!” and the Eagles will wear neon colors. Thursday’s message is, “Character counts everywhere all the time,” and the Eagles will wear different colors by grade level. The colors on this day will represent the pillars of character: responsibility, respect, fairness, citizenship, trustworthiness, and caring.  “Be an upstander and not a bystander” will wrap up the week and all Eagles will wear their Serrano spirit shirts on Friday.

The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a Drug-Free America.



The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 26,000 PreK-12th grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.