Spring Semester D.A.R.E. Graduations Honor Fifth Graders
From May 17-19, the annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremonies were held at Elliott, Frank Hammond, and Eads School, respectively. The ceremonies were held to honor the fifth grade students for completing the 10-week core curriculum of the D.A.R.E. Program which provided lessons on drug prevention, bullying prevention, managing stress, using help networks, making positive choices, and more. The students were also visited by D.A.R.E. Role Models late last month.
Each of the ceremonies were attended by the school principals, fifth grade teachers, music teachers, Superintendent Dr. Bret Heller, Chief Steve Scheckel, Lt. Dan Broelmann, D.A.R.E. Officer James Ghrist, Wilbur Wright Middle School Resource Officer Kevin Cooley, and D.A.R.E. mascot Daren the Lion. In addition, Munster School Board members Kristen Smith, John Doherty, and Kyle Dempsey also served as guest speakers and individual awards were presented to a number of students.
The Munster Police Department would like to thank our DARE graduation chairpersons, parents, school staff members, Munster Parks & Recreation, and our generous sponsors for helping to keep this important safety program going strong in Munster for 35 years!