DARE program educates students
Partnership between law enforcement and local schools helps kids
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
January 9, 2013
This month's DARE theme for our K-4th graders will be the 9-1-1 system. Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Peterson will discuss what the emergency numbers are for and how to speak to the dispatcher who answers. The importance of using the system for emergencies only will be stressed and the kids will get to hear a practice call.
Also this month, the 5th graders of Big Piney will begin the 10-week DARE program.
Since 1983, law enforcement officers around the country have been visiting classrooms and discussing the harmful effects that drug and alcohol abuse can have on the body. In 2009, the program boasted evidence-based success through a 20-year study. At that point the program was updated, and the focus became more about helping children learn how to make good decisions in all aspects of their lives, not just about drugs and alcohol.
Some of the lessons over the next 10 weeks will include:
Risks and Consequences
Dealing with Stressful Situations
At the culmination of the 10-weeks, the students will participate in an essay contest, and a small ceremony will be held to award their hard work.
This program will also be offered to our Pinedale students this spring. Parents are encouraged to join in the lessons to see what their students are learning. Contact the Sheriff's Office or the school to find out the dates and times.