[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Coming to Canyon High Thursday | 11-13-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Cloudy
Cloudy
66°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
September 4
1867 - Harald Sandberg born in Norway; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]


e15m121312bowman6On Thursday, Nov. 14, the City of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and Canyon High School officials will join in partnership to conduct the Every 15 Minutes program at Canyon High School.

There may be traffic delays in the area of Canyon High School from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the California Highway Patrol and the City of Santa Clarita.

This emotionally charged program is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the consequences associated with drinking alcohol, reckless driving and life choices. The program will challenge students to think about personal safety and the responsibility of making mature decisions. The main goal of this powerful, high impact and very emotional program is to educate all individuals regarding the severe dangers awaiting those who make these choices, particularly those related to reckless driving, speed contests, drinking alcohol or using drugs and driving, and now distracted driving and texting.

e15m121312bowman1Deputies will join forces with school officials and selected students to “drive” the message home. Several students will be taken from classes on Thursday, as if they had been “lost” in a tragic incident. They will be joined by other student program participants at a driving under the influence (D.U.I.) simulated collision scene, which will be set up near the school for the students to view, depicting fatalities and serious injuries to several students. During many of the programs, the Air-5 rescue helicopter from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Aero Bureau is used to simulate an airlift of a critically injured student to a local hospital. Several other “injured” students will be treated at the scene by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and taken to a local hospital. The drunk driver will be arrested and will be taken to the Santa Clarita Superior Court where a simulated conviction for manslaughter will occur.

Following the school demonstration and court proceedings, the program participants will visit the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Grove at Central Park and the Eternal Valley Mortuary. Guest speakers will speak to program participants at the Youth Grove. The students involved in the 2-day program will then visit a local hotel for dinner, where community members who have experienced real-life drunk driving related tragedies in their family and counselors will speak to them about how it feels to lose a loved one in a drunk driving related incident. The student participants will also draft a letter to be given to their parents that begins with this phrase: “Yesterday I was killed by a drunk driver and I never got to tell you….”

An assembly will be held at Canyon High School on November 15th for the entire student body where several guest speakers who had family members killed in collisions in the Santa Clarita Valley in past years, will convey their strong and emotional messages. All involved hope to send a poignant reminder about the dangers associated with poor life choices. All family and community members are encouraged to get involved and frequently talk to their youths about the topics.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

Comments are closed.

LOCAL SCHOOL LINKS
Related Content
LATEST SCHOOL NEWS
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015
SCVi Charter School is kicking off a new series of documentary film presentations about pending shifts and meeting challenges in education — focusing on new approaches to helping children prepare to succeed as adults in a technologically oriented global economy.
Friday, Aug 28, 2015
Sierra Vista Junior High School home economics teacher Doris Fossen has been chosen by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as its Teacher of the Year for the State of California.
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
In a culture where gossip is common, "mean girls" are celebrated, “boys will be boys” and bullying leads to everything from fighting to depression, Trinity Classical Academy created this annual event to intentionally express to their students how to honor the Lord in their friendships.
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
West Ranch High School’s television production class, WRTV, has been named a Student Reporting Lab by the PBS NewsHour, and the students are working to create content for the national show.
Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
A Ventura law firm is representing a Palmdale family in a lawsuit accusing the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District of allowing a student to be physically attacked and bullied at Vasquez High School.
Friend Activity

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Trump taking on the mainstream media's favoritism of the left is to be hailed. Unfortunately, Trump’s ego spirals him into orbit with no filter. One would think with his power and the circles he runs in, he’d be a bit more sophisticated. Shame on me for setting a bar for Trump. I learned long, long ago that money doesn’t translate into class.
The Disappointing Donald | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1867 - Harald Sandberg born in Norway; built Sandberg's Summit Hotel on the Ridge Route [story]
Palmdale Station Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle used in two trailer thefts from Agua Dulce Storage on Davenport Road.
Wanted: Info on Trailer Thefts in Agua Dulce
Santa Clarita City Council agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.
Council Tuesday: Lost Cyn. Bridge Widening; Bouquet Cyn. Senior Apts.
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a local restaurant is hut down due to health code violations. Plus, September is National Suicide Prevention Month and various organizations in Santa Clarita are here to help. Click the link to see those stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, September 3, 2015
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Has a New Leader
Organizers behind a statewide ballot initiative announced Thursday they have collected 109,000 signatures – or more than a quarter of the goal – in just three weeks of talking with voters across the state. It comes on the heels of a recent statewide poll showing 68 percent of California voters support the measure, according to SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, which is sponsoring the measure.
Union Touts Public Support for Its Statewide $15 Minimum Wage Initiative
The New Revolution, the beloved steel roller coaster that has thrilled more than 45 million guests in its 40-year reign at the park, will be repainted a brilliant white and blue color, while newly designed trains will be fitted with lap and calf bars and will feature red, white and blue colors with a silver eagle hood adornment. For coaster fans, the elimination of shoulder harnesses will provide a smoother, sleeker ride experience with more airtime.
Six Flags to Revolutionize Revolution (Video)
The court session lasted for more than an hour and the justices asked many questions, said John Buse, the senior counsel and legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the plaintiffs.
High Court Hears Oral Arguments in Newhall Ranch Suit
The sensational, genre-crossing jazz-pop orchestra Pink Martini has been added to the 2015-16 Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center season with a one-night-only performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
Pink Martini Added to COC Performing Arts Center Lineup
Wilk's Assembly bill 85 clarifies existing law so that state agencies such as the California High Speed Rail Authority will no longer be able to hold closed door meetings without public oversight.
Wilk Bill Shining Light on High-Speed Rail Authority Passed to Governor
Ryan Hughes and the Cory Tarrant Forever Young Foundation are pairing up to offer a free Motocross Safety Awareness School on Sunday, Sept. 13, form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MX-126 track in Piru, where Tarrant crashed and later died at age 17 in 2012.
Sept. 13: Cory Tarrant Fdn. Hosts Motocross Safety School
The Master’s College women’s soccer team scored a season-high two goals in a 3-2 loss to the NCAA D.III Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens Tuesday afternoon in Claremont.
Mustangs Women’s Soccer Falls Short Against Pomona-Pitzer
Beginning on Oct. 1, 2015, the Department of Regional Planning may accept nomination applications to designate landmarks and historic districts located in the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County.
Starting Oct. 1: Public Can Seek Historic Status for Buildings, Districts in Non-City Areas
One of the La Cocina locations in the Santa Clarita Valley is closed after Los Angeles County Public Health officials found vermin in the Mexican restaurant.
Health Department Shuts La Cocina on Seco
Most of the published reactions to the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to cancel Cemex’s Soledad Canyon mining contracts have been nothing short of naïve. Simply put, it’s a little soon to be singing, “Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead,” while the witch still has a few flying monkeys circling over Soledad Canyon.
Cemex: Beware Flying Monkeys | Commentary by Andrew G. Fried
The City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office is seeking art entries for an exhibit that will feature abstract art in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall. This opportunity is for artists located in L.A. County.
Call for Artists: For Abstract Exhibit at City Hall
School’s back in for local kids, but that doesn’t mean all the fun is over. On Saturday mornings starting at 9:30, SCVi Charter School on Hasley in Castaic hosts a drum circle for kids of all ages.
SCV Entertainment Beat
An exciting season awaits The Master’s College men’s basketball team as its 2015-16 schedule has been announced.
Master’s Men’s Basketball Announces 2015-16 Season Schedule
Head Coach Les Robinson and Dr. Matthew Dixon, Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Trinity Classical Academy have successfully transitioned the Knights from 8-man to 11-man football and will host Desert Christian Academy
Trinity Knights Ready For First 11-Man Football Season
After a record-setting season that saw the Cougars clinch their second consecutive Western State Conference (WSC) title, the College of the Canyons women's volleyball team is looking to expand on that success.
Canyons Volleyball Hopes To Stay Hot After Record-Setting 2014 Season
Caltrans will portions of Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) from Golden State Freeway (I-5) to Sand Canyon Road as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.
SR-14 Lane Closures, Sept. 8-12
Nationwide data from NHTSA for Labor Day weekend 2014 show 38 percent of all crash fatalities involved a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. One in five child passenger deaths were in drunk driving crashes.
CHP Out in Force This Labor Day Weekend
Valencia: Zone 5 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information for the Week of 08/24/2015 to 08/31/2015
Crime Blotter: Burglaries, Car Thefts in Valencia