Huron Middle School
The past three years Huron Middle School has taught Prevention Programming with the sixth grade students. The past two years have included a substance use prevention program called Too Good for Drugs (TGFD). TGFD program covers life skills, character values, resistance skills to negative pressure, and resistance to the use of illegal drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. The program helps with self-confidence to be able to make healthy choices and achieve success. The students are really curious to know the truth about drugs and alcohol, so it has been an honor to be able to teach them and answer all the questions. Too Good for Drugs helps with life skills, character values, resistance skills to negative peer influence, and resistance to the use of illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
Submitted by Kennady Appel, CCS Prevention Specialist at HMS
ESL students at Washington 4-5 Center have become familiar with their language curriculum, embracing resources like Frames for Fluency, Champion of Ideas, and other specialized programs designed to increase their language vocabulary. Students often understand the English language long before they have the confidence to express themselves verbally. More proficient English learners are working on reading and writing to become grade level readers and writers.
With the dropping temperatures, students are expressing their reluctance to play outdoors. This cold weather is always a change, and challenge, for our new students. It takes some time to get used to the cold in South Dakota. Those who have not yet experienced the snow are looking forward to our first measurable snowfall.
Submitted by Mrs. Glanzer and Mrs. Katz, ESL teachers