Wilson Fifth Grade D.A.R.E. Celebrationposted 05/16/2013
Wilson Elementary School's Fifth grade students celebrated "Too COOL for DRUGS" on Wednesday, May 14 with a celebration of making good choices, saying no to drugs. The celebration was a culminating activity of a social studies unit, using the D.A.R.E. program goals. Each student celebrated at the assembly had completed all of the lessons in the D.A.R.E. booklet and had written an essay on what they had learned through the process. Six students read their essays before their peers of what they had learned in the lessons. They included: J.J. Holmes and Dakota Walls from Mrs. Peterson's class, Leah Curtis and MeiLi O'Bannon from Mrs. Rodwell's class, and Anastasia Juarez and Josilynn Olsen from Mrs. Worley's class. Officer Matt Hodnett, a Caldwell Police Department officer and former D.A.R.E. officer for Wilson Elementary spoke to the students on the importance of saying no to drugs and using the D.A.R.E. decision making process. Students were given certificates and sunglasses during the presentation as they were "Too COOL for DRUGS!"