Shelter Island’s school district has become the first in the state to roll out a new D.A.R.E. program. Other districts are expected to follow…
For nearly 30 years, the Sidney Central School District has participated in the D.A.R.E. Program. This past Tuesday, the school maintained that tradition and held its annual graduation ceremony for the fifth-grade class.
SARANAC LAKE – After an eight-year hiatus, Saranac Lake School District has brought back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The D.A.R.E. program has been revised using a new “keepin’ it REAL” curriculum. Students are assigned to write an essay expressing their thoughts and ideas about what they learned during the D.A.R.E. program.
The Orchard Park Police Department along with the Orchard Park School District recently announced the D.A.R.E. graduation dates for fifth-grade classes from Ellicott Elementary School and St. John Vianney School. The students being recognized have completed a 15-week curriculum.
Students in a fifth-grade class at Herkimer Elementary School were given a scenario Thursday where a girl who smokes was going to a party. Some of the students offered solutions about what they would do. One said to not go. Another said to go, but if the friend started smoking to say you had to go home. Another said to just walk away.
Students at Kingsford Park Elementary School honored Oswego Police Officer Thomas Grover at the school’s recent Citizenship Awards. Grover, who teaches the D.A.R.E. curriculum in the Oswego City School District, was recognized by students and teachers as an “awesome role-model” always ready with a “warm friendly smile.”