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Principally Speaking
by Mr. Mueller, Principal

JUST SAY (K)NO(W)!

Just Say (K)no(w). At West G, where more than 50% of our students for have a 3.0 or better GPA, when it comes to talking about making responsible choices about sex, drugs and alcohol a simple, "No," won't do. You're too smart to simply accept or reject something blindly. You "know" what the right decisions are and, in general, do an outstanding job taking care of yourselves and your futures.

Spring is prom and graduation season. For too many, that means it's "party season." In spite of my confidence and care for you, it will be hard for you not to give in to peer pressure to "party." Before you do, remember that if you do, you are betraying the trust and love of your family - the most important people in your world, friends and prom dates included. You will be disappointing mentors, coaches, teachers and principals. But, most of all, you will be jeopardizing and compromising the 13 year record of achievement and character that you worked so hard to build during your West G careers. DON'T DO IT!

The use of illegal substances and alcohol can create legal, social, psychological and financial problems. Illicit substances are dangerous and illegal for adults as well as minors. For minors using alcohol, the legal issue is a great baseline. UNDERAGE DRINKING IS ILLEGAL! Drunk driving has life-long impact and consequences. DON'T DO IT! Our spring "PAW" newsletter will outline the law regarding teen alcohol use. Our senior parents have already received this information.

So where does that leave you as we approach prom and graduation season? It leaves you with a decision to make, or a friend to influence. YOU KNOW what to do; you know the clichés: now DO THE RIGHT THING! Talk to someone if you can't solve this problem on your own.

Congratulations and have a safe, alcohol - free end to a fine school year.


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