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CHOICES Prevention Programs
Student Events



FNL T.U.P.E. Leadership Training

September 21, 2016
8:00am - 3:00pm, Elderwood Room, 7000 Doe Ave., Visalia
(Grades 6-8)


A training event for middle school students identified as campus leaders. Selected students learn how to engage fellow classmates in activities that encourage healthy choices and how to implement their training at school.

For more information, contact Tony Cavanagh at
tcavanag@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Writing 4 & 8;
Speaking and Listening 1;
Project and Problem Solving

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Tulare County Red Ribbon Celebration

October 26, 2016
4:00 - 7:00pm, Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia, Visalia
(All grades)


Through a partnership between the Tulare County Office of Education, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, and a myriad of other county and city resources, the annual Red Ribbon Celebration event will allow students and families to participate in safe, educational and fun activities without the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. In addition, the event will be a showcase of positive choices and opportunities for the youth of the Valley.

For more information, contact Adam Valencia at
avalencia@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1, 2 & 3

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Tulare County Anti-Tobacco Challenge Bowl

March 1, 2017
9:00am - 2:00pm, Holiday Inn, 9000 Airport Dr., Visalia
(Grade 6)


The Anti-Tobacco Challenge Bowl is an annual event co-hosted by the Tulare County Office of Education, American Cancer Society, and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Tobacco Control Project. Teams of sixth graders from large and small Tulare County school districts participate in a game show style format of quick recall and response, answering questions about everything from the tobacco industry to the health effects of smoking. The event is designed to ingrain in students valuable information about the dangers of tobacco - before they enter middle school and are presented with the temptation to smoke.

View video from the 2008 event. [.wmv file] [.mov file]

View the video

View the video, "Facts About Tobacco Use!", created by the students who participated in the 2007 Anti-Tobacco Challenge Bowl.

For more information, contact Adam Valencia at avalencia@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 1;
Reading 1 & 4;
SEP 1, 3, 6 & 8

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28th Annual
Friday Night Live Lip Sync Competition

Finals: March 31, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm, Visalia Convention Center
(Grades 6-8)


Dozens of middle school teams compete annually in the Friday Night Live Lip Sync Competition. Students vie for first, second, and third place awards in four different categories: dance, novelty, lip sync and showcase. Friday Night Live creates opportunities for school-age youth to be involved in high energy, life affirming activities promoting abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gang participation, and violence. Participation in this activity encourages the productive use of after-school time, develops students' talents and self-confidence, and recognizes their achievements.

View the
2016 Lip Sync Results.

For more information, contact Adam Valencia at avalencia@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155.

CSS VAPA Standards:
a, b, & d;
Performance

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Slick Rock Student Film Festival


May 12, 2017
9:00am - 9:00pm, Fox Theater, 300 W. Main St., Visalia
(Grades 7-12)


The Slick Rock Film Festival provides the opportunity for middle and high school students to submit their videos created about various categories. The best videos will receive an award and be presented to the public. Some videos may also be aired on television.

For more information, contact Adam Valencia at slickrock@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155.

CSS CCR Anchor Standards:
Speaking and Listening 4 & 5;
Writing 5;
Project
CSS VAPA Standards:
a, b, c, d, e

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Tulare County Office of Education
CHOICES Prevention Programs
7000 Doe Avenue, Building 300, Visalia, CA 93291

Adam Valencia, Extended Learning Program Director
(559) 651-0155 • fax: (559) 651-0172



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 737-4378

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