All students in Grades 7-12 are invited to enroll in the new Drug Free Club at Ludlow High School. Students have been given brochures to bring home if they are interested. If students are interested in joining, the BROCHURE needs to be signed by both the student and parent and returned to the HS Office. This is a unique club that doesn’t necessarily meet regularly like other clubs. To become a member, students commit to be drug free and volunteer to be drug tested. The organization partners with St. Elizabeth Hospital. Lab techs come to school to conduct these voluntary random tests. Students who are members never know when they may get tested. All results are confidential and only shared with parents and students – school officials do NOT receive the results.
Parents, why would you encourage your child to join? Keep reading...
- Research shows that the longer teens delay using drugs, the less likely they will use as an adult. We all hear about too many people who are struggling with addiction – whether it’s in the news, in our community, or in our own families. This is one tool to delay – and hopefully prevent – drug use by your child.
- They can “prove” to you, their peers, their coaches, their employers, and others, that they are drug-free.
- Being a member of this club helps give a student an easy “out” when in a situation to use. They can simply say that they never know when they will get tested and they can’t use because of that.
- Membership cards for students bring some fun, special perks! Students will receive special incentives and rewards for being committed to a drug-free lifestyle!
Parents can find the brochure linked above, or students can get another copy in the HS Office.
Questions? Contact Jenny McMillen at 261-8210 or Jennifer.McMillen@ludlow.kyschools.us