D.A.R.E. Program

Every year students at Malone Elementary receive instruction from the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. A Pierce County officer comes to each classroom once a week to help prepare our youth to make safe and smart decisions when it comes drugs, alcohol, and risky behavior. This year's D.A.R.E. officer is Chad Koranda. If you would like to learn more about the D.A.R.E. program, visit the official D.A.R.E. site at www.dare.com.

D.A.R.E. Week
Malone Elementary School began D.A.R.E. (Red Ribbon Week) many years ago in honor of the D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. Week is a national organization that honors a DEA agent who lost his life in the line of duty while investigating a drug cartel. It is one week where student display their dedication to support the D.A.R.E. mission. This years D.A.R.E. Week will be October 16-18. Activities will include:

Monday the 14th: Sports jersey/T-shirt day
Tuesday the 15th: Pajama day
Wednesday the 16th: U.S.A. day (red, white, and blue)
Thursday the 17th: Cardinal Pride day
The D.A.R.E. Walk will be Thursday the 17th on the outdoor Track at Malone Intermediate. The walk will go from 1:30-2:15 for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students and staff. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020, D.A.R.E. Graduation, 1 p.m., Malone Intermediate Gym

D.A.R.E. Overview
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a law enforcement officer taught series of classroom lessons taught from Kindergarten though 12th grade. This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. , the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

The D.A.R.E. program is more than just drug prevention education; it teaches students good decision making skills to help them avoid high-risk behavior to ensure they grow up healthy, safe and secure

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

D.A.R.E. Mission
D.A.R.E.'s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives.

The mission is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential. And, that's exactly what D.A.R.E. is designed to do.

Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow-up healthy, safe, secure, and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life. Contemporary America, however, is rampant with challenges that could keep children from a positive life path.