All 5th graders in D200 participate in the DARE program with Officer Gustis. This begins at Olson on November 30th, with Officer Gustis scheduled to meet with each 5th grade class for an hour on Fridays. Students will work together to identify ways to make positive, respectful decisions that are safe and healthy. They will talk about the challenges faced as adolescents. Topics of discussion will include bullying, substance abuse, violence, and the importance of resolving conflicts peacefully.