5th Grade DARE Graduation
Fifth grade students participate in a program called Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.). This program is designed to help youth resist pressures which may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Students were introduced to the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model that assists them in problem solving and making wise choices. The program also addresses several curricular objectives in the 5th grade health and guidance programs. Sargent May-Werner with the Ashland Police Department teaches the D.A.R.E. classes.
On February 26, students participated in a D.A.R.E. graduation. One of the requirements for the D.A.R.E. program is for students to write an essay outlining what they learned during the program. Three students were recognized for their essays: Peyton Nissen, Asa Burman and Ana Isom. Mayor Richard Grauerholz and Police Chief Baudler were speakers at the graduation. Friends and family joined students in celebrating their graduation.