11/07/18 12:00pm

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Officer Anthony Rando (left), Police Chief Jim Read and Shelter Island School Superintendent Christine Finn discussed materials and curriculum at Police Headquarters Monday related to the expanded D.A.R.E. program, which has added sessions for educating students about opioid abuse. The Island’s pilot program is the first in the state to add the special sessions using a curriculum developed by D.A.R.E. America.

When D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America looked for a Long Island program to launch its student curriculum dealing with opioid abuse, Shelter Island was one of four active units ready to take on the challenge. (more…)

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06/05/18 10:33am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Flanked by Officer Anthony Rando and teacher Michele Yirce are DARE graduates (front, from left) Dane Carter, Johanna Kaasik, Kenzie Montoya, Charlie Murray, Jaxson Rylott and Harrison Weslek and (back row, left to right) Robert Beckwith, Janet Carbajal, Jennifer Fabian Santos, Betzaida Campos, Dariana Duran Alvarado and Nathan Cronin.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Flanked by Officer Anthony Rando and teacher Michele Yirce are DARE graduates (front, from left) Dane Carter, Johanna Kaasik, Kenzie Montoya, Charlie Murray, Jaxson Rylott and Harrison Weslek and (back row, left to right) Robert Beckwith, Janet Carbajal, Jennifer Fabian Santos, Betzaida Campos, Dariana Duran Alvarado and Nathan Cronin.

Thanks to a collaboration between the Shelter Island Police Department and 5th graders at Shelter Island School, 12 students now know a great deal about responsible behavior and good decision-making.

The students demonstrated their knowledge June 1 for administrators, teachers, parents, town officials and friends at their DARE — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — graduation in the school auditorium. (more…)

04/13/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island DARE graduates, with instructor, Police Officer Walter Richards. Front row, from left, Catherine Ramos, Olivia Overstreet, Riley Renault, Jerry Card, Emmett Cummings, Valeria Reyes and Darla Kolmogorova. Back row, Alexandra Brush, Morgan Watrous, Emma Martinez, Lily Page, Anabella Springer, Francis Reagan and Dayla Reyes.

COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island DARE graduates, with instructor, Police Officer Walter Richards. Front row, from left, Catherine Ramos, Olivia Overstreet, Riley Renault, Jerry Card, Emmett Cummings, Valeria Reyes and Darla Kolmogorova. Back row, Alexandra Brush, Morgan Watrous, Emma Martinez, Lily Page, Anabella Springer, Francis Reagan and Dayla Reyes.

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program participants from Shelter Island School’s 5th and 7th grades had graduation ceremonies on April 1. (more…)