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D.A.R.E.


Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

During the past nine weeks Deputy Boyum has come in and talked about the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, which teaches kids and teens not to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes. It also teaches them about inhalants and how not to get under any kind of peer pressure. D.A.R.E. will also help kids and teens to build better friendships and how drinking alcohol and smoking can affect most of your organs.

During D.A.R.E. I have learning that about 20 percent of eighth graders have used alcohol in the past 30 days. Mixing alcohol and medicine is very dangerous and can get you sicker than you were before. The alcohol goes right to your bloodstream and can cause a variety of diseases.

D.A.R.E. has also taught me what could happen to someone if they started to smoke. They could get bad breath, yellow teeth, dry skin, and wrinkles; but, that's just what happens to your appearance. This is what could happen to your health: you could get shortness of breath, dizzy, and you could get dehydrated. About 400,000 smokers die from smoking and 3,000 non-smokers die from second-hand smoke.

During D.A.R.E. Deputy Boyum has also taught us the different types of peer pressure. Positive peer pressure is when someone urges you to do the right thing. Friendly peer pressure is when your friend tries to get you to do something you don't want to do. Indirect peer pressure is when someone tries to convince you to do something you don't want to do. Teasing is when someone makes fun of you because you aren't doing what they want you to do, and bullying is when someone is physically or verbally being mean to you for no good reason. As you can see, there are many different types of peer pressure and many ways people could get you to do something they want you to do, but maybe you don't want to do it.

D.A.R.E. has made a huge impact on my life. It has taught me not to drink or smoke cigarettes, which will help me in the future for my health and academics. It will also help me help my friends make the right decisions so they don't make mistakes that they will regret in a few years. I think that D.A.R.E. is one of the best ways kids can learn what items they shouldn't use so they don't affect their health and their adulthood.

D.A.R.E.

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Before Officer Beck came and talked to us, I thought "dare" was just a way of challenging others. I used to dare my brother to go as fast as he could go down the driveway on his rollerblades. Now I know D.A.R.E. is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistan ..... 
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Drug free is home free!

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Drugs..drugs are dangerous. Staying drug free is a commitment all kids should make. It would even be a good idea for adults to become drug free. But, like all things, it's a choice. And, you and only you, can make that choice. D.A.R.E. has helped me ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson approves public hearing

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Education

Industrial Technology teacher Mark Winkels, who was placed on unrequested leave by the board on April 29th, has requested a public hearing regarding his position. The board has been working since the special meeting to determine what courses Winkels ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses Potter Center for the arts

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Education

Potter Center for the Arts, state funding, and a proposed walking path were all topics of discussion at the Chatfield School Board's meeting on May 17, 2010. All members except F. Mike Tuohy were present. Two students and adults representing the Cha ..... 
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Rushford Peterson school board proceeds with cuts

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

A room full of determined parents and students. A stopwatch displayed on an overhead projection screen. At hand, the fate of five R-P staff members.

While this could have made for a tense gathering, the special meeting on Thursday, April 29t ..... 
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Education Minnesota urges governor to sign bill saving schools hundreds of millions of dollars

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7, 2010 - A bill that would save Minnesota schools hundreds of millions of dollars while improving health insurance for thousands of school employees now awaits Gov. Tim Pawlenty's signature. The bill, which creates a statewide h ..... 
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Harmony American Legion Auxiliary announces Girls State

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Harmony American Legion Auxiliary is proud to announce that Nashia Soland has been chosen to represent Harmony at the 64th annual Girls State program to be held June 13-19, 2010, at Bethel College in St. Paul. Soland is the daughter of LuVerne a ..... 
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Lanesboro High School student receives University of Minnesota Science Achievement Award

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

Dana Sautter, a student at Lanesboro High School, has received a Science Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). In addition to the award, Sautter also received a $200 ..... 
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