De Pere school district raising money for therapy dog

DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) – The Unified College District of De Pere is elevating cash for a remedy canine.

The remedy canine program would begin at Dickinson Elementary College and will increase to different faculties.

Charlie the lab is being educated for the district and will be a part of the district this college 12 months.

Dickinson Principal Luke Herlache says the district has seen a gentle enhance within the variety of college students coping with nervousness through the years.

“It’s one thing that we had thought of pre-pandemic, however the pandemic and COVID has definitely amplified the necessity. Actually we’ve continued to see a rise within the variety of children exhibiting indicators of tension,” says Principal Herlache.

Coach Jeremy Van Beek defined the function of a remedy canine.

“It relieves stress and nervousness. Having the canine within the faculties and within the classroom has been proven to extend optimistic temper. Improves socialization abilities. The large factor is what the canine do for the children within the class. It will increase serotonin and dopamine ranges within the children and in addition decreases blood strain,” says Van Beek, Elite Canine Coaching & Outfitters.

The district will host a Purple Chicken Rally and Household Enjoyable Evening at De Pere Center College on Friday, Oct. 1. Hours are 4-6:30 p.m.

The fee is $5 per individual with the cash going towards the remedy canine program.

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