D.A.R.E. is Back in Lamesa Schools
By SRO Michael Boyd
Daren has finally made his return to LMS! Thank you to SRO Michael Boyd for providing education to encourage our LMS Tors to make safe and healthy decisions. Click image for larger view.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is back in Lamesa Schools.
We want to thank Jim Knight, our Superintendent, for allowing Officer Garza and myself the opportunity to be a part of the D.A.R.E family to empower our students to make better decisions in life.
It’s has been 6 years since Lamesa ISD has engaged in the D.A.R.E. program. Officers Boyd and Garza went through the two-week program last summer to prepare then to implement the D.A.R.E. program into our Elementary and Middle School. We believe this program has a tremendous impact on the lives of students and help provide strategies to overcome the peer pressure. We look forward to seeing the impact D.A.R.E. will have on our school district.
– Jim Knight, Superintendent-Lamesa ISD
The staff at Lamesa Middle School was very excited to learn that the D.A.R.E. program was returning to our school this upcoming school year! The program so seamlessly coincides and reinforces one of our mainstay themes of the importance of decision-making in the life of an adolescent. I truly feel that the D.A.R.E. program has had a significant impact on helping shape the culture of our school by teaching, reinforcing, and celebrating the importance of developing positive decision making skills in our students.
– LeRoy Mitchell, M.Ed./M.A.M., Lamesa Middle School
As a student growing up in a society where drugs and happiness coexist with each other, I strongly believe that our generation as a whole could use every resource we can get our hands on to battle this need for superficial happiness. Although there are many encouraging programs to help fight out battle none compare to the good that D.A.R.E. has done for our class. Now we no longer have to fear the day where we will have to face the pressures placed in us by our peers.
In ten short weeks we’ve worked on D.A.R.E. we learned more than any textbook could ever teach us in an entire year. We learned strategies that would help us in the real world. D.A.R.E. opened our eyes and showed us that we had a challenge ahead of us but with our family obtained resources we could conquer it.
After completing D.A.R.E., we now understand that drugs can have a lasting impact on our lives and relationships with others close to us. There are many serious consequences to drug use including addiction, prison, and death. Not only are you affected by the consequences of drug use; the people closest to you are as well. Your decision can have a lasting impact will either cause you to be successful or rip you apart. Goals that you have set now can be ripped away from you, by one poor decision. Saying no is a choice. It is a choice to say yes to an education, yes to healthy relationships, yes to a very bright future, and saying yes to success.
– Michaela Riggins