Saturday, March 16, 2013
According to Belmont High's principal, a wild success for students and the school.
The Belmont High School dance and introduction to the new breathalyzer on Friday, March 15, was a success, according to late breaking news from the blog of Belmont High School Principal Dan Richards. "[More than] 300 students attended the event to dance and have fun with friends. After the students submitted their tickets and checked their coats, they were then asked to select one of three sticks. If a student selected the short stick, they were then asked to step behind a privacy screen to be breathalyzed. Some students expressed disappointed they were not chosen but requested to still be breathalyzed," said Richards. "The dance was incident free and a good time had by all," concluded Richards.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
First use occurring Feb. 9 at Dance Formal.
Next week, Belmont High School students will have something extra on their lunch menu: a Breathalyzer. If all goes as planned, students will have the opportunity to operate the yellow cylinder devise and test their fellow classmates with the detector in preparation for the return of class dances, according to Belmont High School Principal Dan Richards as he provided the Belmont School Committee an update Tuesday, Jan 29, on the school's pilot Breathalyzer program. "We want (the students) to have fun with (the device) during their lunch hour and become familiar with it and use the Breathalyzer on each other," said Richards who came with the Breathalyzer. Richards and School Committee volunteer Pascha Griffiths demonstrated the device which…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Regulations comes a week after High School announced implementation.
Belmont High School Principal Dan Richards has released a list of "quick facts" of the school's Breathalyzer Policy and Procedure for the 2012-2013 academic year. The remainder of 2013 will be the Pilot Year to determine how effective the policy and protocol will be: The policy includes:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Joins majority of area high schools in requiring tests as part of admissions to school functions.
Belmont High School's next dance on Feb. 9 will have something extra for students attending. In addition to a band, DJs and refreshments, there will be a Breathalyzer greeting those arriving. With a number of past incidents involving students attending school functions after drinking liquor before the events and the results of the most recent Youth Risk Assessment Surveys showing alcohol continues to be a significant health issue among a number of students – nearly a quarter of seniors said they have been involved in "binge" drinking – the High School is joining with the Belmont Police Department to introduce alcohol testing by Belmont Police to students beginning with the mid-winter dance. Belmont joins many schools systems including …