Wednesday students at Fowler continued to honor Red Ribbon week with a helicopter fly-in and assembly by the Colorado Joint Counterdrug Task Force.

Wednesday students at Fowler continued to honor Red Ribbon week with a helicopter fly-in and assembly by the Colorado Joint Counterdrug Task Force.

The Colorado Joint Counterdrug Task Force (CO-JCDTF) supports local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, community based ordinations and coalitions by offering skilled people to fill specialized roles which allows these agencies and coalitions the freedom to concentrate on efforts that directly support community drug enforcement and/or education activities.

The Civil Operations Team, formerly known as Drug Demand Reduction, works with local anti-drug coalitions to provide well-trained and adaptable forces capable of developing coalitions while implementing effective prevention practices and maintaining flexibility to apply these skills to other missions.

At the assembly students were encouraged to be good leaders and good friends and say "heck no" to drugs.

Over the course of the week students in kindergarten through 12th grade were encouraged to participate in dress-up days and activities in an effort to bring awareness to of the effects of drugs and alcohol. On Thursday middle and high school students watched the edited version of "Chasing the Dragon" which gave personal accounts of "The Life of an Opiate Addict." The documentary gives a face to the lurking evil of opiate addiction that statistics measure to be at epidemic levels. It is the hope and goal of Fowler Schools to continue to bring awareness to the harm drug abuse causes, as well as, encourage our students to live drug free.