An important part of our mission in Azle ISD is the safety and well-being of our students. We want our students to make healthy choices.
An important part of our mission in Azle ISD is the safety and well-being of our students. We want our students to make healthy choices. There is a growing trend among teenagers that can lead to serious consequences. E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular. In fact, the use of e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping” or “juuling” is higher among high school students than adults. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 1 in 5 students have used an e-cigarette. These teenagers usually do not view these e-cigarettes as harmful and are unaware that most e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, even marijuana in some cases. Besides the health related dangers, there can also be serious legal consequences as well. Any student caught with an e-cigarette on school premises that tests positive for CBD, a compound in the cannabis plant, may be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. If the e-cigarette tests positive for THC, the main ingredient of cannabis, that student will be charged with a felony offense per state law.
Azle High School is starting a campaign called, “Choices” that will focus on the dangerous effects of e-cigarettes as well as other harmful behaviors such as texting while driving and drinking and driving. Azle ISD will involve administration, teachers, nurses, law enforcement and parents in the “Choices” campaign by implementing the following activities:
- Extra and co-curricular teams/clubs will produce slogans, posters, videos about saying “no” to e-cigarettes
- Social media will be used to provide information to parents and students about the dangerous effects of e-cigarettes and other harmful behaviors
- Secondary campuses beginning at Azle High School will host grade level assemblies with guest speakers to talk about the dangerous effects of e-cigarettes and other harmful behaviors
We all want our students to make healthy choices. Here is a link for resources to help parents talk to their children about the dangers of using e-cigarettes:
Welcome to Community Day March 26, 2019
Community Day at Azle High School - AHS and Azle Police are partnering to plan student assemblies for April 15 and 16 related to our anti-juuling campaign and students making good choices. This morning Superintendent Tanya Anderson, Assistant Superintendent Todd Smith, Principal Randy Cobb, Lt. Bill Russell and campus police officers made their ant juuling/good choice video. Azle High School has invited community members and Azle High School groups to make, or submit their anti juuling to show their support in helping our students make good choices.
Azle High School campaign called "Choices"- focusing on the dangerous effects of drinking and driving. Azle Police Dept. Crime Trailer visited Azle High School to tell the tragic story of "Hornet" James Harris Jr. Think about your "Choices"!