You think everybody's doing it? They're not!
If you're making good choices about drugs and alcohol, you can find people who think like you do. They are right in your own school and community.
Rockwood Helping Others Remain Safe
RHORS is a student led, adult-guided organization of students from all Rockwood high schools with substance abuse prevention goals and drug-free lifestyle values. We are a district-wide teen group focused on preventing and educating other teens about substance abuse. Collaboration between schools and groups is the focus of this organization. To find out more about how to get involved in RHORS, contact Becky Kronauge, Youth Coordinator, at 636-733-2158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John Lutheran Church, Cornerstone Building
15800 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Every other Monday, beginning February 4th, at 7pm.
Rockwood Rocks! Band Night
Students from all four Rockwood School District high schools planned and hosted the second annual “Rockwood Rocks!” band night September 8th. The event was held at Lafayette High School and open to all high school students, families and friends of band members.
This year's concert event featured 6 bands from high schools all around Rockwood. We held a prevention trivia contest with prizes from Candicci's Restaurant, Fazio's Frets and Friends and Mozingo Music.
Over 150 guests attended the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition sponsored event.
To see all the pictures from last year's Rockwood Rocks, visit the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition page on Facebook or view our Photo Gallery.
Members of RHORS and students interested in learning more about prevention are invited to attend conferences throughout ther year. We attend these to strenghten our prevention skills and bring what we learn back to the Rockwood community.
Outstanding Youth Prevention Awards
Two Rockwood students, Jension have been Jessica Buehler and Angela Robinson have been awarded the MYAA Outstanding Youth Preveniton Award for 2012. We are very proud of their accomplishments with the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition. Read more about them here.
Jessika Buehler recieves her award from Tim Jones, Missouri State Representative.
Middle School Early Release Day Events
High school students, including those involved in RHORS, volunteer at these events to serve as mentors for the 7th graders. Over 420 7th grade students from all six Rockwood middle schools attended our three Early Release Day Events this September.
Students learned that just as they had choices between what fun activity to do at Sports Fusion and Riverchase, they have choices every day about friendships and healthy versus unhealthy behaviors. They also learned some facts about prevention through trivia questions.
The Coalition also hosted Holy Infant's 7th grade at Babler Outdoor Education Center for a field trip. The students participated in team building activities, games, and geo-caching. Over lunch we spoke about prevention and the students answered trivia about various substances.
What Else Is Going On in My School?
TREND (Turning Recreational Energies in New Directions)
is a student-lead, adult-guided organization that focuses on alcohol, tobacco and substance abuses. Through activities and advocacy, TREND members seek to reduce rates of substance abuse and improve their communities.
STAR (Supporting Teens at Risk)
is a student-lead, adult-guided organization that seeks to provide students the opportunity to discuss "at risk" topics in a safe and constructive forum. Many times, these group discussions are facilitated by an expert in the field from outside the school community.
is dedicated to promoting healthy, tobacco-free environments by decreasing exposure to second-hand smoke and reducing tobacco use among youth. Smokebusters focuses on helping youth build skills in the areas of decision-making, problem solving, and advocacy.
Find out more by e-mailing the club sponsor:
- Middle Schools