G.R.E.A.T. Program Graduates Sixth Graders Today

MAYETTA:  Sixth grade students from Royal Valley Middle School received a certificate of appreciation for completing a program called the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) curricula today and officers from the PBPN Tribal Police Department were on hand during the ceremony.

Tribal Police Officer John Calvert, who also serves as Royal Valley’s Student Resource Officer, taught the program at the Middle School last semester that is dedicated to teaching students and their family members to learn life skills that will help them to avoid delinquent and violent behavior problems in the future.  The course is taught in the classroom and involved using a work book and interactive sessions.  Teachers within the school system are also involved in the program.

G.R.E.A.T. is a nationwide teaching program that was introduced last year at Royal Valley.  This is the second year for the program that also involves an elementary school curriculum that was taught first semester.

Below are some photographs taken at the ceremony this morning:

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Students received their certificates individually and received congratulations from school teachers and members of the Tribal Police Department.  The event was held in the Royal Valley Middle School gym.

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The class photo.

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Graduates having fun.

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Royal Valley School District Superintendant John Rundle with Officer John Calvert after the ceremony.