CCPS Goes Purple
— Caroline County Public Schools is a proud partner of Caroline Goes Purple, September’s month-long campaign to build awareness of the critical opioid epidemic facing our community.
Caroline County, in partnership with Drug-Free Caroline and other community partners, began its campaign this year. September marks National Recovery Month and purple is the color of recover y.
Caroline County Public Schools will be helping to educate students and parents about the pathway to addiction throughout the month of September.
In support of the campaign, students at Colonel Richardson Middle, Lockerman Middle, Colonel Richardson High, and North Caroline High Schools will launch Purple Clubs that will conduct activities throughout the school year to promote prevention and awareness of the dangers of prescription drug and opioid use.
“Education is an important part of helping students navigate the stresses of high school without turning to substance abuse,” said CCPS Director of Student Services Derek Simmons. “Our hope is that the clubs and activities will make students fully aware of the risks and dangers involved and help them develop the skills necessary to resist drug and alcohol use.”
Throughout the fall, each high school will also be hosting Purple Games that feature athletes wearing one purple item to commemorate the event and build awareness. Announcers at the games will share messages about how to prevent prescription drug abuse, and educational material will be available for attendees. The public is invited to join CCPS for these Purple Games to demonstrate their support for student athletes making healthy choices. Colonel Richardson High School • Sept. 25, 4 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. — Volleyball vs. North Caroline • Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. — Football vs. Arcadia Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. – Golf • Oct. 2, 5:15 p.m. – Girls soccer vs.
North Dorchester • Oct. 8, 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Boys soccer vs. Cambridge-South Dorchester North Caroline High School • Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. – Football vs. Queen
Anne’s • Sept. 25, 4 p.m. – Girls soccer vs. Colonel Richardson • Sept. 26, 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – Boys soccer vs. Cambridge-South Dorchester • Sept. 26, 4 p.m. – Cross country • Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m. – Golf • Oct. 1, 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Field
hockey vs. Easton • Oct. 11, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Volleyball
vs. Easton The month-long awareness campaign will culminate with two community showings of the film “If Only,” which chronicles a teen’s pathway to addiction. Screenings will be held at both high schools — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at North Caroline High School and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Colonel Richardson High School. An ice cream will follow each screening in the cafeterias.
Staff and faculty at Denton Elementary School wearing purple in support of Caroline Goes Purple. Caroline County Public Schools is a partner with Caroline Goes Purple.
North Caroline High School Bulldogs sported purple socks for substance abuse awareness against Easton in 2017. This year, the Bulldogs’ Purple Game will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 against Queen Anne’s.