Independent School District 622
(Maplewood, North Saint Paul, Oakdale)
School District 622 is comprised of two high schools, Tartan High and North Senior High, as well as three middles schools, Maplewood, Skyview and John Glenn, that work with the Ramsey Tobacco Coalition to reduce the harms of tobacco within the schools.
In March 2014, all five schools were part of Kick Butts Day. Under the direction of chemical health teachers at each school, students put up a table display with information about the harms of tobacco, as well as conducted numerous activities throughout the day.
Members from Tartan High’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group also visited the Minnesota state capitol in April 2014, speaking to their legislators in support of restrictions on electronic cigarettes and in support of statewide smoke-free foster care.
In October, students and staff from the three middle schools present the CVS at White Bear Avenue in Maplewood with a banner thanking the store for removing all tobacco products.
ISD 622 strongly supports the work of RTC because of the positive impact it has on our staff, students, and community members. The policy prohibiting e-cigarettes is essential to keeping our campuses smoke-free, and the prevention events taking place in the schools involve our students so they can create messages for local tobacco vendors. RTC provides essential leadership and guidance so smoke-free policies and events continue to take place in our schools and community. RTC encourages our students to have a voice, guides us in policy development, and leads us in smoke-free messages and media.Lisa Hoogheem
Check out ISD 622 students at work:
Day at the Capitol – 2015
This is ISD 622s 2014 Day at the Capitol. Students from Tartan High visited their legislators to talk to them about tobacco problems in our schools.