Hart students graduate from TEAM program.

June 7, 2022

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Hart students graduate from TEAM program.

Pirate News is a presentation of Hart Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press.

HART — The Hart Police Department held its annual TEAM (Teaching, Educating and Mentoring) graduation at the Hart Middle School auditorium, June 1.

The TEAM program has been taught by D/Sgt. Kevin Skipski for the past 15 years and encompasses a variety of life skills and safety topics.

Approximately 60 students graduated from the program this year, receiving their diplomas and TEAM t-shirts.

Guest speaker for the graduation was retired Hart Police Department Sgt. and DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor William Cummins.

“The TEAM program has been extremely successful in Hart Public Schools and has allowed D/Sgt. Skipski to not only instruct classes to the fifth grade students but has also included classes for our middle school and high school curriculum,” stated Hart Police Chief Juan Salazar. “These classes involve computer safety, drug awareness, CPR, first aid, AED, bullying, sexting, skid car, miranda and holocaust presentations. D/Sgt. Skipski, who also serves as the Hart Public Schools resource officer, has enabled the Hart Police Department to secure a constant presence in our schools and provide a more positive relationship among students and staff.”

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