Friday, February 01, 2008

Rachel's Challenge

Our school has recently started the program Rachel's Challenge. This program is ran by the family of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine shootings. On January 30th, the student body at our school was introduced to the program and challenged to accept "Rachel's Challenge." By accepting the challenge, students promise to:
  1. Eliminate Prejudice by Looking for the Best in Others
  2. Dream - Set goals, Write goals, and Keep a journal
  3. Choose positive Influences
  4. Use Kind Words and Small Acts of Kindness
  5. Start a Chain Reaction with Family and Friends
These 5 challenges were described in detail during a one-hour assembly. The student body was excellent during the assembly. They were attentive and quiet. Plus, I didn't see any cell phones or I-Pods - this is miraculous. After the assembly the students had a lot of positive things to say about the challenge. I think it will be an important program to help bring the student body together.

4 comments:

Tammy said...

What a great challenge. One we all should practice in our lives!

leonard said...

Sounds even better than the gallon challenge...in fact it sounds a lot better.

Ruth & Ryan said...

This sounds great. I actually just read a book, 19 Minutes by Jodi Piccoult, about a high school shooting and the history of the boy who did it. It was so scary and real and tragic.

The day after I finished it Evan started preschool that is at a high school. It kind of freaked me out. I sat out front watching kids come in and out and wondered what I would do if I started to hear shots. I got myself all worked up.

Jethro said...

That sounds great Mandy. I like sound of that. I would be a much better teacher there after getting some good experience at my new school.