The 5th Grade Program, D.A.R.E.

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HUTCHINSON SCHOOL–Look out! Detective Hynes is here with the D.A.R.E. program to teach us about drug abuse.

Detective Hynes is teaching us about Drug Abuse Resistance Education, which is what D.A.R.E. stands for. Since the 5th graders are going to go to middle school next year, they need to learn to resist drugs, because they will be in the same building as high schoolers. They are going to learn how drugs can be bad for you, and how too much can affect your body. Then they will learn to not say, “Yes,” if someone offers them drugs.

“I love it. Detective Hynes is really fun,” says Amber Bly.

“Personally, I think D.A.R.E. is good for kids to start learning at this age. When they grow up, they’ll know how drugs affect their body, and if anybody asks them to take drugs, they should have the courage to say, ‘No,'” Shania Smith remarks.

“I think it’s interesting, great for kids, and really helps us to become stronger people, in a nutshell,” Olivia Pollock tells me.

Detective Hynes is really funny. He makes up silly nicknames for us. For example, I’m “Alphabet”, and someone else is “Asia”. He throws tennis balls at us, for fun, obviously. If we don’t catch it, we have to do jumping jacks. Detective Hynes is loud and makes a ton of jokes.

Overall, I think D.A.R.E. is going to be a wonderful program and is going to be fun with Detective Hynes. The fifth graders are going to be ready for whatever comes our way in middle school.