I spent last Monday and Tuesday in the La Canada 7th Grade science classes, and we spent out time talking about decision making. First, I handed out a sheet with some pointers on making good decisions. I didn’t make this stuff up myself; this wisdom goes all the way back to the Greek philosopher Aristotle…… Continue reading La Canada 7/8 – Decision Making
After missing them in February, I spent Monday and Tuesday at LCHS with the 7th Grade. This time we talked about steroids and health supplements. I started the class by discussing why athletes may be tempted to use steroids even though it is cheating and wrong. I also talked about the addictive behavior that some…… Continue reading LCHS 7/8 – Steroids and Supplements
If you would like to register for the 2019 Malibu STAR Camp, please email Deputy Jake Merrifield: email@example.com CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY TO BE A CAMP COUNSELOR (Councilor positions for Week 1 are full – We are still accepting Councilors for Week 2) See below for more information about STAR Camp: https://youtu.be/R0rRRAytRkY…… Continue reading 2019 STAR Camp
During my 3rd visit to the 7th grade, I talked about prescription drugs and prescription drug abuse. We live in a culture where all sorts of pills are available to any person that asks for them, and many of our homes are filled with all sorts of medications that could be dangerous if used improperly.…… Continue reading LCHS 7/8 – RX Drugs
I spent Monday and Tuesday talking about edible THC and marijuana products with the LCHS 7th Grade. We started by writing down some notes about marijuana that refresh and build on what we talked about last year: Marijuana is not a vitamin or a health food. Marijuana is a plant that contains the hallucinogenic drug THC. THC…… Continue reading LCHS 7/8 – Edible THC Products
I made my first official visit of the year to the La Canada HS 7th grade on Monday and Tuesday, and my day was spent talking about vaping, smoking and some of the other alternative methods that folks use to ingest nicotine. I started the discussion with a talk about how these products are advertised.…… Continue reading LCHS 7/8 – Hookahs, Vapes and More!
This last Monday and Tuesday, I had the pleasure of returning to La Canada High School to teach the 7th Grade students. With 10 classes of kids, it takes me two days to see the whole group, but it was great to see how they are all doing now that they have transitioned from elementary…… Continue reading LCHS #1 – Catching Up With Deputy Jake