Fort King Middle School Celebrates Kick Butts Day
March 18, 2015

Ms. Phyllis Sherman, Art Teacher and SWAT Advisor at Ft. King Middle School in Ocala, organized another exciting Kick Butts Day filled with activities! 

Kick Butts Day!

There was the tobacco graveyard that her SWAT students designed and built in the courtyard of their school for all their classmates to visit between classes, as well as an entire gym filled with hand-made posters and activity tables set up during PE for the students to peruse and complete a scavenger hunt-type worksheet.  All of the answers to the fill-in-the-blank tobacco trivia and facts worksheet could be found throughout the gym and every student who completed it received a Kick Butts Day bracelet or other prize and were entered into a drawing for a gift certificate provided by Ms. Sherman. 

Marion SWAT Coordinator Lauren Walter was also on hand to talk with the students and keep things moving. 

Kick Butts Day!

Judging by the smiles and dozens of heartfelt “not a replacement” selfie statements taped to the wall, it was a successful day of learning about tobacco health effects and industry tactics.  Great job once again, Ms. Sherman and Ft. King Middle SWAT!!   

For more information on the SWAT Program in Marion County, contact SWAT Coordinator Lauren Walter at