Sunday, September 27, 2020

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY - WEBSITE UPDATED THURSDAY

Home News Maxwell Elementary celebrates DARE graduates

Maxwell Elementary celebrates DARE graduates

[wppa type=”slideonlyf” album=”7″ size=”400″ align=”left”]Any comment[/wppa]

Colusa County fifth graders have been putting their heart and soul into the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for years, but few schools have stepped up to meet the challenges like Maxwell Elementary School.

At Thursday’s D.A.R.E. graduation, Colusa County Sheriff’s Deputy Leanne Knutson, the county’s school resource officer, said each Maxwell student in the program earned at least one challenge coin.

The coins are given out to students who complete specific tasks.

“I don’t think I’ve had a school where every student received a coin,” Knutson said.

The D.A.R.E program is designed to give elementary school-age youth facts and current information about the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and other harmful drugs.

“Everyone wins in D.A.R.E.,” Knutson said.

Knudsen recognized Emma Hendrix, 10, of Maxwell for earning the most challenge coins.

For her effort, Hendrix received a basketball.

As part of the program, each student wrote an essay describing how the D.A.R.E. and its Decision-Making Model helps him or her process their thoughts in order to make safe and responsible choices, and to resist peer pressure.

Shelby Dunlap, 10, who was chosen to read her winning essay, said students should rely on what they learned in the program when faced with negative influences.

“You should use D.A.R.E. if someone offers you drugs,” Dunlap said. “Even if you are being bullied, you can use D.A.R.E.”

Knutson, Colusa County Sheriff’s Lt. Neil Pearson, and fifth-grade teacher Kyle Cabral presented certificates to approximately 30 students recognizing their completion of the program.

Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker is the Editor and Reporter for the Pioneer Review. She started her position with the Pioneer Review in January 2017 as the Advertising Manager. Susan specializes in local crime, government reporting. She also loves covering the various topics and events in our county. You can send her a message at susan@colusacountynews.net

More News

Quilters serve local needs, fire victims

Had it not been for a coronavirus pandemic, the Pacific Flyway Quilters would have held their annual Community Service Giveaway Night with a little...

Colusa County Office of Education – Request for Proposals

COLUSA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Colusa County Office of Education (CCOE) is accepting emailed bids for the bulk purchase of LTE Equipment...

CUSD working to get some students back to school

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed modern education in a way never before experience. For most schools in the state of California, getting students back to...

Life, as I see it: Wind down

As the weather turns cooler and days begin to be shorter, I find myself winding down. The business of summer, the craving to spend...

Local Government

City grants permit for cannabis expansion

Colusa’s first cannabis nursery is now looking to expand operations to include full marijana cultivation. The Colusa City Council voted 4-1, on Sept. 15, to...

Local governments spending CARES to boost IT infrastructure

In order to reduce physical interaction between individuals in the era of Covid-19, local governments are using CARES Act funding to invest in better...

County appoints new Airport Advisory Committee

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 1 appointed seven members to the newly restructured Airport Advisory Committee. The previous committee of about 15...

Public & Legal Notices

City of Colusa – Notice of Public Hearing

CITY OF COLUSA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council...

City of Colusa – Notice of Public Hearing

CITY OF COLUSA CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL will hold a Public Hearing in the City Council...

County of Colusa – Notice of Vacancy – Colusa Cemetery District

COUNTY OF COLUSA NOTICE OF VACANCY Notice is hereby given that the Colusa County Board of Supervisors  is soliciting applications to fill a vacancy for an...

City of Colusa – Ordinance No. 542

CITY OF COLUSA ORDINANCE NO. 542 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUSA REZONING APPROXIMATELY 5.39 ACRES TO GENERAL COMMERCIAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT...

Colusa County Resource Conservation District – Request for Statement of Qualifications for Contractors

COLUSA COUNTY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATION FOR CONTRACTORS FOREST HEALTH PROJECT PHASE 1 IN COLUSA COUNTY The Colusa County Resource Conservation District...