My Quest To Teach

November 3, 2011

Doc says “Just Say No To Drugs”

Filed under: Uncategorized — William Jackson @ 8:08 pm

Dr. Donnie HornerDoc says “Just Say No To Drugs”

Andrew Robinson Elementary recently celebrated
“Just Say No To Drugs” (Red Ribbon Week) with the
excitement of a Jacksonville Jaguars or Jacksonville
Giants game.
Starting off the “Just Say No” week activities
was a visit by Dr. Donnie Horner, Education
Commissioner for Mayor Alvin Brown. This being
his third visit to the Home of the Rockets.

A Doc In The Schoolhouse
“Doc” as he is happy to be called brought excitement
and exuberance to the primary grade students
(Pre-K to 2nd) during the “Just Say No To Drugs”
assembly. The partnership between local government
and education can be a powerful collaboration that
can positively affect the educational direction
of students.

Partnerships can contribute to community
buy in to supporting schools and building
moral in teachers.

The term, “it takes a village to raise leaders”
can be applied to the works that community
partnerships can create such as the Mayor Alvin
Brown’s office and local schools.

There is more to influencing youth to stay away
from drugs than chanting or singing. Role modeling,
high expectations, continuous education and
students understanding that adults really care
about their health and well being are key
components. Students follow examples of adults
and their actions are louder than words statement
has a meaning that goes further than can be imagined.

The students of Andrew Robinson gained wisdom from
the teaching of Dr. Horner, other guest speakers
and the classroom activities during the week.

It takes continuous and consistent education, the
rewards of the “Just Say No” campaign are our
children to keep them drug free and staying drug
free. What other better works and rewards can we
give our children than education and the skills to
stay away from drugs and alcohol?

A big “Thank you” to Dr. Horner and others that
contributed to keeping our students knowledgeable
and empowered to say “NO” to drugs and alcohol and
yes to education.

To view the excitement of our special guest,
Dr. Donnie Horner access: If links are not
highlighted, copy and paste into a new browser
window:

For pictures:
http://photobucket.com/justsaynotodrugs
For video:

William Jackson
Andrew Robinson Elementary
Jacksonw@duvalschools.org
Andrew Robinson Elementary
http://www.duvalschools.org/are

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