In fifth grade we have begun our LEAD lessons with Officer Bill Underwood of the Denville Police Department. LEAD stands for Law Enforcement Against Drugs. It was formerly called DARE. Officer Bill will come about once a week for several months. Many topics will be covered including decision making and goals, handling emotions, consequences, peer pressure, and persuasive advertising. We will also learn the effects of harmful substances including tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol. The program will culminate later in the year with our LEAD graduation.