Parkway Safe & Drug-Free Programs
The Parkway Safe and Drug-Free (SADF) Program consists of a series of programs which are geared to prevent and/or reduce the student use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs, as well as build support systems within the community for promoting and reinforcing positive anti-drug behaviors. Through age-appropriate conversations, SADF programs educate students about the negative health consequences of drug use and the positive health consequences of strong character and building health skills. Ultimately, our goal is to empower each student to have the attitude to "Learn It, Live It, and Pass It On."
Click the program icons below or the links at the top of this webpage to learn more.
Upcoming Programs & Events
This fall Parkway’s Safe and Drug-free facilitators will start off the New Year by bringing the Now n L8r program to every 8th grader in the district. In early September the facilitators will begin the first of three lessons which are taught during the Health/PE classes and will continue with the remaining lessons through early October. The second lesson has a new focus this year, social media and self worth, which will be taught by small groups of high school safe and drug-free role models.
Over 100 Parkway high school students will participate in the Peer Teaching Retreat this fall on Nov 19th and 20th at Camp Wyman. The retreat is the first of two trainings that these students will attend in their preparation to facilitate character development and alcohol prevention lessons with 7th grade students this coming February 2019. Click here or visit the Peer Teaching webpage (see logo and link above) to see highlights.
A Middle school mixer is the first event that will be hosted by the Teen Voice for Change (TVC) chapters at the Parkway high schools this year. This "Beach Bash" mixer is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28th at Parkway Central High School. All middle school-aged youth in the Parkway community are invited to attend. For more information click on the "More" option in the menu at the top of the page and select "Safe Celebrations" from the drop-down list.
For more information about the Parkway Safe and Drug-Free Programs please contact the Parkway Coordinator of Health and Physical Education, Eddie Mattison, at 314-415-7098.