The 5th grade kicked of its 2019-20 DARE program this month! On September 13, the students gathered in front of the school, where MED’s DARE officer, Sheriff’s Deputy Wendy Guntert, introduced herself and the program to the students. As is tradition, we raised the DARE flag up the school’s flagpole where it will fly throughout the program. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and teaches students skills and strategies to make safe, responsible choices in all areas of their lives. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office provides the program to our school free of cost.