Choices Unlimited Graduation 2016 was held yesterday at Boswell Elementary to honor 5th grade graduates from the Choices Unlimited Boswell Elementary 2-year program. Choices Unlimited is a drug-alcohol awareness program designed to educate elementary students on abuse in these areas.
Choices Unlimited has begun a new partnership with Lebanon High School’s Positive Choices student group (a SADD chapter) to bring Choices Unlimited to the classroom via video as well as having Positive Choices students involved in interacting with Elementary students to encourage them to make wise choices concerning
drug and alcohol abuse and violence.
Choices Unlimited curriculum was for the first time brought to each classroom via video with Boswell students interacting online to submit surveys and questions to the Choices Mailbox. These questions are then answered via video by Positive Choices students.
With this type of interaction, Choices Unlimited along with Laclede County Drug Council hopes to make the curriculum more readily available to other school districts within the county.
Choices Unlimited graduates participated in skit writing contests and essay writing contests. The winner of the skit writing contest had their skit performed during the Graduation Ceremony. The winners of the essay writing contest had the opportunity to read their essay to the entire student body and faculty. Each winner received gift certificates to Cornerstone Pizza, compliments of Cornerstone and the Laclede County Drug Council.
Choices Unlimited is designed as a two-year curriculum offered in a 6-week time span targeted towards 4th and 5th grade students to bring awareness to the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and bring education regarding these issues.