OPMS to present Rachel’s Challenge for parents, community on Oct. 19

Olive Peirce Middle School will host Rachel’s Challenge on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event is named after Rachel Scott, the first person killed at the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999.

“Rachel’s Challenge will continue to build students’ sense of self-esteem, self-awareness and teach students how to interact in an age-appropriate way with peers and adults on and off campus,” said Casey McKibbin, director of the Associated Student Body (ASB) at OPMS.

In addition to the student activities planned for Oct. 19, there will also be a Community Event from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center at OPMS, 1521 Hanson Lane. This event is open to all parents and community members.

Rachel Scotts’ acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for what McKibbin said is considered one of the most life-changing school programs in America.

Powerful audio/video footage of Rachel’s Challenge holds students spellbound during a one-hour school presentation that motivates them to positive change in the way they treat others.

The presentation is followed by a 90-minute training session involving adult and student leaders. This is an interactive session that shows how to maintain the momentum created by the assembly.

The presenter of the evening event will conduct a session with parents and community leaders.

Rachel’s Challenge encourages students to continue the chain reaction of kindness and compassion through monthly meetings on campus.

The Scott family and other Rachel’s Challenge presenters have spoken to over 15 million people and have reached millions more through media outlets.

“Olive Peirce Middle School is excited to be hosting this dynamic program,” said McKibbin.

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Oct 15 2011. Filed under News, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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