Officer Christine Weeks, a school resource officer with Baldwinsville Central School District, is surrounded by Elden Elementary fifth-graders (from left) Lauren Hummel, Abigail Monica, Maddy Kaye and Joshua Racha. The teaching staff chose these students to read essays they wrote about drug and alcohol abuse at the fifth-grade D.A.R.E. graduation held Jan. 26. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It's a program used in schools nationwide to provide students with skills to avoid drugs, alcohol and violence as they become adults. Officer Weeks visited the fifth-grade classrooms for 10 weeks to teach students about the dangers of substance abuse as well as how to avoid violent situations.