POSTPONED: Monday Night Presentation of Rachel's Challenge
THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO A DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED DUE TO TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED BY THE FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER.
The Challenge Objectives
- Create a safe learning environment for all students by re-establishing civility and delivering proactive anecdotes to school violence and bullying.
- Improve academic achievement by engaging students' hearts, heads and hands in the learning process.
- Provide students with social/emotional education that is both colorblind and culturally relevant.
- Train adults to inspire, equip and empower students to affect permanent positive change.
On March 1, 2010, Middletown High School staff and students (along with other district and community members) attended a presentation on Rachel's Challenge. School officials say they were inspired to create a positive culture change in the school by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.
Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America.