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D.A.R.E. Graduation Well-Attended

Posted on March 25, 2017 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News

K-M fifth-graders Abby Simons and Makena Rismeyer won the ‘D.A.R.E to be a leader’ poster contest, and their posters will be forwarded to the state level D.A.R.E. competition. School Resource Officer Jesse Kasel recognized them during the ceremony to commemorate the D.A.R.E. graduation.

K-M fifth-graders Abby Simons and Makena Rismeyer won the ‘D.A.R.E to be a leader’ poster contest, and their posters will be forwarded to the state level D.A.R.E. competition. School Resource Officer Jesse Kasel recognized them during the ceremony to commemorate the D.A.R.E. graduation. The parking lot at the Kasson-Mantorville middle school was almost full the […]

Worcester Prep Fifth-Graders Participate In Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program

Posted on March 21, 2017 by in Hometown, Maryland, News

Worcester Prep Fifth-Graders Participate In Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program

Worcester Prep fifth-graders recently participated in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program taught by Sgt. Matt Crisafulli of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of the D.A.R.E. program is to teach children refusal skills to avoid the temptation of drug experimentation and peer pressure. Fifth-grade teachers Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Shockley presented the […]

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Lake Murray in Chapin, SC

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Lott, over-all winner Brynley Derrick, and Deputy Minemier

A very proud D.A.R.E. Instructor, Deputy Todd Minemier with the Lake Murray over-all winner Brynley Derrick and Sheriff Lott. Deputy Minemier had a difficult time choosing only one. Deputy Minemier is proud of all of his D.A.R.E. students. Right (click the image for larger view): Sheriff Lott, over-all winner Brynley Derrick, and Deputy Minemier. Nine […]

Rice Creek Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on March 1, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Rice Creek Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E Essay Winners. Back row: Leon Lott, Richland County Sheriff, Stacey Gadson, Principal, D.A.R.E. Instructor Jasper Rogers, Front row: Daren the D.A.R.E. Mascot, Berry Bernette Rose, Matthew Ryan Lewis, Evan Robert Motley, Jordan Kier Worthy, Bryce Makenna Allen, Jayla Ayten Foster.

All the stars were out today at our Rice Creek Elementary D.A.R.E. graduation. The students have been so excited to have Deputy Rogers come over from the neighboring high school each week to teach them all about developing good decision making skills. Deputy Rogers was just as excited! Although the D.A.R.E. program is complete, that […]

Boonton Township Fifth Graders Say No to Drugs

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions. (Click to enlarge). BOONTON TWP. – Fifth graders at the Rockaway Valley Elementary School spent a portion of Valentine’s Day assembled in the gymnasium to participate in the fifth annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse […]

D.A.R.E. Program Adds New Graduates

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Alberta, Canada, Hometown, Hometown International, News

Two Grade 5 classes from Wesmount school in Okotoks, AB, Canada, graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in February 2017

Two Grade 5 classes from Wesmount school graduated from the D.A.R.E. program this week. Stress, anxiety and challenging situations may lead to young people trying drugs or alcohol. Grade 5 classes at Westmount School in Okotoks have some new skills to help them cope with situations like that. They are new graduates of Drug Abuse […]

Fifth Graders Commit to Living Drug and Alcohol Free

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

Fifth graders at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Onalaska, WI graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on February 20, 2017

Onalaska, WI (WXOW) – Fifth graders at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Onalaska graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Wednesday afternoon. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Students in the program pledge to live drug, alcohol, and violence free. The program is run with the Onalaska Police Department. WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI […]

Elementary Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

East Side Elementary School (Brownsville, TN) DARE Graduation 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — With all the pomp and circumstance, fifth graders at East Side Elementary School graduate from a 10-week program. The D.A.R.E. “Keepin’ it Real” program is teaching students how to make wise decisions. “What we do here is put tools in their toolbox and let them know we support them doing the right […]

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Posted on February 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. Karen Beaman (Principal).

In photo (click to view the full image): From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. […]

“In the hands of this child”

Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri

Clever D.A.R.E. graduates perform a skit at the January 20, 2017 graduation ceremony

Clever Middle School students graduate from D.A.R.E. In photo: Clever D.A.R.E. graduates perform a skit at the Jan. 20 graduation ceremony. Rows and rows of Clever students sit on bleachers in the Clever Middle School gym Jan. 20. Sporting dark-blue D.A.R.E. shirts, the third- and fourth-graders listened as Christian County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Officer Bill Whitaker […]