Maryvale Intermediate School and Maryvale High School have each received $300 grants from Hills Department Stores to help fund their anti-drug campaigns.
Hills annually allocates $15,000 in $300 grants to schools in its 12-state marketing area. Schools submit information about their drug-fighting programs, which are judged on their potential and novelty.
Maryvale High School's PTO, concerned about post-prom drinking, drug use and driving, is planning a post-prom party that will involve students in planning, fund-raising and organizing a "For Safety's Sake" post-prom activity.
The middle school is developing a schoolwide respect program to improve attitude, behavior, sense of values and level of responsibility of all students. That, they believe, will form a basis for preventing drug use.
The program has a number of activities, including "gotcha" coupons to "catch" students behaving disrespectfully toward themselves and others.