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Fallsburg High School Hosts Vaping Awareness Program

As part of FCSD’s commitment to good health and well-being, Fallsburg High School held a Vaping Awareness program on February 11, 2020 for 9-12 graders in the school gymnasium.  The event was organized through the school administration of Principal Dawne Adams and Interim Assistant Principal Louis Trombetta.  Family and Community Engagement Director Aleta Lymon contacted […]

‘It would prevent a lot of accidents’: proposed bill to ban use of phone with hands while driving advances

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A proposed bill to ban the use of phones with hands while driving advanced on Tuesday. People from Fort Wayne shared their thoughts about the bill. House Bill 1070 proposes that a person may not hold or use a phone device in a driver’s seat of a car while […]

Coalition of Missouri Non-Profits and PEERS Foundation to Work Together

Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Prevention Program to Tour Missouri Schools Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 4, 2019 – On November 18, 2010, twenty-year-old Missouri resident Kaela Marie Archambault died when she crashed head-on into a school bus, the result of distracted driving. Since that horrific day, her father, Shawn Archambault, has made it his mission […]

Loogootee hosts virtual reality driving simulator

LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (WTHI) – The stage of the high school auditorium is getting ready for the school play. But Tuesday folks from the PEERS foundation parked a Chevy car to take the spotlight. Julie Piotrowski with the PEERS Foundation says, “We have kids sit in the car. In the real actual car and we place an augmented […]

Hard facts in fun environment

Thursday, January 16, 2020 By Randy M. Cauthron, Managing Editor Orlo Azul, with the PEERS Foundation, served as the game show host as part of an informative program on vaping on nicotine dangers presented to the Spencer Middle School students Thursday afternoon. Students answered questions and were afforded opportunities to play other games for cash […]

Wausau students learn about distracted driving in augmented reality simulator

WAUSAU – Distracted driving kills hundreds in Wisconsin every year even with specific laws in the Badger State against texting behind the wheel. Tuesday, students at Wausau East High School used an augmented reality simulator to experience the dangers of distracted driving first-hand. “A lot can go wrong really quickly [be]cause the simulator took maybe at most […]

Wausau East High School students experience distracted driving simulator

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)– Students at Wausau East High School had the opportunity to experience a distracted driving simulator on Tuesday. This was made possible through the PEERS Foundation which is a nationwide health and wellness foundation that along with State Farm are visiting schools across the country bring along the Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Education […]