Saturday, November 21, 2009

P.O.W.E.R graduation

P.O.W.E.R. is a program to help kids resist drugs and alcohol like D.A.R.E. is but extends beyond that to encompass internet safety, bullying, and abuse. It's very sad that 5th graders need to have the program available to them, but many of these things are a real part of these kids lives. I was told that the program was being piloted here in our school district. Every 5 th grade throughout the district will go through the P.O.W.E.R program, either this fall or spring. Lexi would come home and share the things that she learned so we could discuss them as a family and put it in perspective to our values and principles.

This is Lexi with Officer Don on the right who came each week to our school to teach the kids. Some of the KISD officers have this specific responsibility. Officer Don is wonderful working with the kids. The other officer is from the DEA and was there for the graduation

Lexi and all her awards and certificate. This picture and the next show Lexi's extra goodies. The kids get point stickers for different activities and things that they do as they participate in P.O.W.E.R. They get stickers if they introduce their parents to the P.O.W.E.R officer, if they answer questions or help during the lessons, etc. Lexi had the highest number of stickers for her class. She got the packpack and medallion for doing this.

I'm sorry the picture is bad but Lexi is on the left on the stage. Just to the right of the lady with the blue shirt.

Lexi getting her certificate from our principal

After the ceremony they do a reception for the kids with cake and punch. This was before the kids got a hold of it. I really like this logo and concept with the lightening.

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