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January 23-29 was NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK!  Take the quiz: National Drug & Alcohol Facts IQ Challenge to see what you know! 82%-90% of 8th graders at Burr Ridge Middle School think it’s wrong or very wrong to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or prescription drugs (Illinois Youth Survey 2016) (www.teens.drugabuse.gov/quiz/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week/take-iq-challenge/2017)

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January 23-29 was NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK!  What do you know? Check out this valuable site for current information. 95%-99% of Burr Ridge Middle School 8th graders say their parents would think it’s wrong or very wrong for them to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or prescription drugs (Illinois Youth Survey 2106). (www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/public-education-projects/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week)

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If you walked into the room during a meeting, you might be overwhelmed by the boisterous nature. Dozens of teens, laughing, chanting, making warm fuzzies; it’s all part of Operation Snowball, a prevention program started in 1977. District 99 in Downers Grove is a part of the rich history of Snowball, dedicating a vast amount […]

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Parties to Prom – Should Parents Care about Underage Drinking? The Community Coalition for Prevention will host a Town Hall meeting on underage drinking at Downers Grove South High School to recognize National Alcohol Awareness month. A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), brings together community leaders and […]

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Power to the Parents!

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Summer is fading, the leaves are turning and Fall begins! With the start of school comes the excitement of old & new friendships, sport & club activities, homecoming & holidays, homework & achievement, social gatherings & college visits…new hopes and dreams! The Human Services staff at the Township of Downers Grove has busily prepared for […]

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Cathy Rager and Jason Shiliga of the Human Services Division will be conducting several classes at Anne M Jeans Elementary School in the Burr Ridge School District this July.  The classes will be part of their summer reading development program through the library at Anne M Jeans.  The topics Cathy and Jason will be conducting […]

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On Saturday, April 17, a long run and highly successful program came to a bittersweet end at the final D.A.R.E. lock-in held at Downers Grove North High School. As the final group of two hundred and twenty nine sixth grade students from Belle Aire, Henry Puffer, Indian Trail, Kingsley, Pierce Downer and St. Mary’s […]

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