Myford 5th Graders Graduate D.A.R.E!


Myford’s 5th Grade students recently completed a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program sponsored by the Irvine Police Department.  D.A.R.E.’s vision is “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.”  Office Hom taught students valuable life lessons that will positively impact their lives by having them practice how to best handle various situations they may face in the future.  In addition to drug resistance, they learned about school safety, internet safety, community safety, and bullying awareness and prevention. 

On January 12, 2017, families joined our 5th Graders and celebrated their growth and learning at the D.A.R.E. graduation.  All students had spent time reflecting on how they will continue to make good personal choices and wrote pledges stating their goals for their futures.  In addition, students demonstrated their learning through poems, posters, and essays, and several students were recognized for outstanding contributions in these areas.



DARE Contest Winners

D.A.R. E. poem, poster, and essay winners

Back Row: Irvine Police Lieutenant Michael Kent, Brandon Cruz Felicity Lorenz, Executive Assistant to Mayor Pro Tempore Lynn Schott; Savanna Esquivel, Officer Fanny Hom, Cooper Fleischmann, Maryjo Chaanine, Irvine Mayor Donald Wagner

Front Row:  Areli Flores, Kristina Tu, Shaheera Ali, Lindsay Machin, Charisse Hickman, Camryn Daniels, Jessica Ahn, Ledge Allard