D.A.R.E turns 40!
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) turns 40 this year. We're looking to celebrate it's birthday on April 20th, across our State, County even throughout the world. This highly successful program educates students in schools with the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. Since its inception in 1983 it has been implemented in thousands of schools worldwide. D.A.R.E. programs contain lessons led by police officers teaching students how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Chickasha Public Schools is very fortunate to have our own Resource Officer, Mark Ingram, who dedicates time to this program. Officer Ingram meets with a class of 5th graders each day during their specials rotations. These 5th graders are introduced to the entire D.A.R.E. curriculum. He then follows the curriculum with a section on Emergency Preparedness (Age Appropriate). The 5th graders learn about different disasters and how to have a plan ahead of time to be ready. We certainly appreciate all Officer Ingram does for our 5th graders and our District.