Student HERO Coalition Presents
GAME TIME December 14 | 3:00-5:00 pm
Waconia Middle School | Room #J209
Carver County will take your unwanted medications and drugs and safely dispose of them.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has 3 permanent sites with Take Back boxes to accept unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs—just drop your unused/unwanted medications into disposal box opening.
Take Back boxes are permanently secured in the lobbies of these drop off sites:
• Waconia City Hall 201 South Vine Street,
• Chanhassen North Entrance of City Hall, 7700 Market Boulevard
• Carver County Sheriff’s Office offers a 24-hour access disposal box 606 E 4th St, Chaska, MN
Safely removing unwanted medications and drugs helps our environment, reduces the risk of accidental poisoning, and removes the temptation by those who abuse drugs and medications.
It’s easy and you could save a life.
Leave medication in the original container.
Leave the name of the medication.
Remove your name and other identifying information.
Drop medication into the disposal box opening.
Prescription medicines, including controlled substances
Vitamins and supplements
No needles, sharps or syringes
No medicines from businesses, including healthcare facilities, pharmacies, pharmaceutical representatives, doctor’s offices and veterinary clinics
Waconia High School is hosting an impaired and distracted driving education program and simulator for its students. The HERO Coalition has helped make this educational program possible. The Arrive Alive Tour® from UNITE will visit: Friday, April 29, 2016 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
The Arrive Alive Tour features a virtual reality impaired driving and texting simulator. One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. The Arrive Alive tour puts people in a simulator that allows drivers to experience distracted driving first hand without any consequences.
UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour uses an actual motor vehicle during the simulation. The vehicle does not move, but through the high tech glasses, the driver feels like it is real. After driving the driver receives a ticket showing the violations. Please go to Arrivealivetour.com and watch the Arrive Alive Promotional Video.
One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. About 89 percent of all Americans have a cell phone, according to CTIA – The Wireless Association. Drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Their lack of driving experience can contribute to critical misjudgments if they become distracted. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group, and the number of young drivers who text is only increasing.
Because of the time it takes to use the simulator, 30-35 senior class students per hour will be able to drive. Videos and speakers will be onsite to allow the audience to witness what the driver is experiencing. Pledge cards will be made for those students pledging not to drive and text or drive impaired.
The Arrive Alive Tour at Waconia High School was made possible, in part, under grant number SP020473 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views, opinions, and content of this program are those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of ONDCP, SAMHSA, or HHS, and should not be construed as such.
Support a great student-led cause while you get in shape and have fun. Run or walk the Color Splash Fun Run! Race proceeds go to the Alexis Kretsch Scholarship Fund to be awarded to a Waconia High School senior.
When: April 2, 2016 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Check-in; 8 a.m. fun run/walk.
This fun filled day would not come together without the many people that have come forward to contribute to it’s success.