DARE returns to Sidney Middle School


Michael Bartholomew, left, 11, of Sidney, is given his DAREgraduation certificate from Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye during a DARE graduation ceremony at the Sidney Middle School on Thursday, May 12. Michael is the son of Angela and Steve Bartholomew.

Michael Bartholomew, left, 11, of Sidney, is given his DAREgraduation certificate from Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye during a DARE graduation ceremony at the Sidney Middle School on Thursday, May 12. Michael is the son of Angela and Steve Bartholomew.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in 2022 partnered with the Sidney City School District and facilitated the Dare Program to 186 fifth-grade students that attend Sidney Middle School. This is the first time that the Sheriff’s Office has taught DARE in the school system.

The DARE curriculum educates students of the dangers associated with drug and alcohol use as well as the health facts and effects of each substance. The DARE curriculum further instructs students in Resistance Strategies, managing stress, good citizenship, building help networks, making good decisions and several other topics that can help students to develop a safe and healthy lifestyle.

“We were very pleased to see that Sidney City School District was willing to allow us to come into the school and teach these students. I thank Bob Humble and the staff at Sidney Middle School for their dedication in helping their students learn the dangers of drug and alcohol use. We look forward to our continues future in teaching DARE to the Sidney City School District,” said Sheriff Jim Frye.

Michael Bartholomew, left, 11, of Sidney, is given his DAREgraduation certificate from Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye during a DARE graduation ceremony at the Sidney Middle School on Thursday, May 12. Michael is the son of Angela and Steve Bartholomew.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/05/web1_SDN051722SMSDare.jpgMichael Bartholomew, left, 11, of Sidney, is given his DAREgraduation certificate from Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye during a DARE graduation ceremony at the Sidney Middle School on Thursday, May 12. Michael is the son of Angela and Steve Bartholomew. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News