|Pattonville fifth-graders take part in Maryland Heights D.A.R.E. graduation|
|Tuesday, May 16, 2017|
Parkwood and Rose Acres elementary schools, along with Remington Traditional School, recently took part in a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony for fifth-graders completing the program.
D.A.R.E. is the national Drug Abuse Resistance Education program and is conducted in Pattonville’s elementary schools located in Maryland Heights by Officer Bob Heitert of the Maryland Heights Police Department. The program is also offered at Bridgeway Elementary School by the Bridgeton Police Department, Drummond Elementary School by the St. Ann Police Department and Willow Brook Elementary School by the St. Louis County Police Department.
The Maryland Heights D.A.R.E. Graduation was held at the newly opened Maryland Heights Community Center and also included fifth-graders from Holy Spirit School. Special guests included Maryland Heights Mayor Mike Moeller, Police Chief Bill Carson, the D.A.R.E. lion mascot and other city officials. Students were honored with awards for best D.A.R.E. essay and best creation of a D.A.R.E. license plate artwork, among other honors.