On October 13th, Sagebrush held a graduation ceremony for 56 fifth grade D.A.R.E. students. They worked hard for six weeks to learn not only about drug use prevention but good decision making skills. They learned the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model which is designed to help them make good choices and help them evaluate the choices they've made. The model is intended to help them cope with peer pressure and bullying as well as drug and alcohol use. By defining the problem, assessing the choices, responding to the circumstances by making a choice, and evaluating the success of the decision made, these students are better prepared to face the challenges that life will present.
Four of our students had the opportunity to speak in front of their classmates, reading the reports that they wrote for their D.A.R.E. classes. Lathe Brown, Claire Koetting, Carter Steidley and Kayleigh Thomas all presented topics and skills that they learned during their time in the D.A.R.E. program.
With instructors Sheriff's Deputies Clint Salyards and Sandy Fitzpatrick to lead them in the D.A.R.E. curriculum, our Sagebrush students feel confident, going forward, that they are ready to take on their futures. With decision making skills in place, they are headed for great things.