The Holy Rosary second grade class was honored with a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony on January 25. Each of the students’ parents and families were invited to attend the special event to celebrate the students hard work throughout the years. Dare Officer, Brian Walters, expressed how incredibly great the students were this year and how they were eager to learn. He explained this class was well behaved and always ready to listen.
Officer Walters stated, “The second grade D.A.R.E. program is not designed to teach about drug awareness, but more about socialization skills.”
The D.A.R.E. program for this age group, aged six to seven years old, is to teach the importance of self-awareness and management, understanding others, responsible decision making, relationship and communication skills, along with handling responsibilities and challenges. Officer Walters explained, “We learned about stranger danger.”
Students were allowed to sit with their families, as the class was honored for completing their first year of the program. Parents and family members were seen taking pictures to capture this special moment in their children’s lives.
Chief Wheeler was present to hand out certificates, as Mrs. Benson, second grade teacher for Holy Rosary called each student’s name.
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