Allen SADD Club Visits Trexler Students
On March 22, members of the William Allen High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club visited Trexler Middle School to present a national program called “Because I Said I Would.” The program, designed to create positive connections between the schools, focused on following through with promises and making positive life choices. This year is the third year that the club has visited Trexler.
SADD students visited six different 6th grade classes. In the classrooms, the middle school students learned about the “Because I Said I Would” program, discussed the importance of following through on goal-setting, and wrote individual promise cards. Each student also signed a large “Because I Said I Would” banner that will be displayed in Trexler’s Cafeteria.
At the end of the day, Allen students spent time in Trexler’s 8th grade classes to answer questions and talk about what high school is like, transitioning to 9th grade, becoming involved in clubs and activities, and the importance of getting good grades. The 8th graders asked excellent questions about high school and preparing for the future.
The visit was beneficial to both groups of students. According to Trexler teacher, Ms. Nimeh, "My sixth grade Language Arts class had the distinct honor of hosting Allen's amazing SADD representatives. It truly was a wonderful experience for all! The Allen students were extremely articulate in detailing their high school journey! My students were very inspired."
Mrs. Roehrich, the SADD Club co-advisor at Allen, added, “It is amazing to see the interactions between the high school students and the middle school students. Motivating students at the middle school level is a very important task that the high school students can help with.”