Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Dose of Reality

Dakota High School is hosting "A Dose of Reality: Youth Prescription Drug Abuse in our Community" program for high school and middle school students and their parents on May 10 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.

A person in long-term recovery and a pharmacist will speak. A free dinner follows the program and registration is required by May 8.  Call 723-2872

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hosting Assemblies, Blowing up Balloons, Encouraging Others

On Thursday, April 26 members of Example hosted an assembly featuring Dr. Irvin Babcock, pictured on the left speaking with some parents who also attended the assembly. Dr. Irvin Babcock shared her insights and wisdom concerning the dangers of alcohol and drug use.  

Before the assembly members of Example attached balloons to cars.  The message attached to the balloons encouraged all students to not use drugs or alcohol during Prom weekend.

 Yes, students enjoyed putting balloons on cars and even blowing them up after we ran out of helium.  Based on this picture they also liked attempting to pop them and apparently Mercedes enjoyed chasing balloons around the school.  Students also enjoyed the opportunity to make a difference and boldly claim to their peers they were not going to drink or use this weekend.  Students used the week and all the various activities to encourage others to avoid alcohol and drug use this Prom weekend and every weekend.

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”   - I Timothy 4:12 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Example Tour de Force

Students have been encouraging each other to avoid drugs and alcohol during Prom weekend and every weekend.

They have signed PROMise contracts and addressed the entire student body, encouraging them to respond to the forgiveness of sins and the salvation that is ours in Christ Jesus by not consuming alcohol or drugs.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Remember Prom, please.

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.    - I Corinthians 10:13

Friday, April 20, 2012

To encourage students to make healthy, God-pleasing decisions during Prom week, Example is hosting an assembly on Thursday, April 26 featuring Dr. Charlene Babcock, an emergency room doctor.  
She has 21 years of medical experience in Emergency Medicine and is the mother of four Lutheran North graduates. Dr. Babcock will share her insights as a medical professional concerning the dangers and tragic consequences of alcohol.  
Parents are invited to attend chapel at 10:00 in the gym and stay for the forty-five minute assembly. Please contact the school office or John Brandt if you have any questions.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 5 is National Alcohol Screening Day

Today, April 5 is National Alcohol Screening Day.  If you or people you know are struggling with alcohol use, free and anonymous screenings are available to help control this problem. This health issue is treatable and NASD can help.
Find out where free and anonymous screenings are in your area.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012