Rachel’s Challenge Coming to Fulton Junior High School September 24

The Rachel’s Challenge presentation is coming to the Fulton Junior High School on September 24 beginning with an inspirational presentation to 7th and 8th graders in the morning, an afternoon presentation to student leaders and staff members, and a third presentation open to the public at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

Rachel’s Challenge is non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized.

Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel’s Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools to motivate, educate and bring positive change to young people by creating and sustaining a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities.

The presentation ties closely with the Dignity For All Students Act which puts in place procedure for the creation of school environments free of discrimination and harassment. Rachel’s Challenge also seeks to improve academic achievement by engaging students’ hearts, heads and hands in the learning process and providing social/emotional education that is both colorblind and culturally relevant.

According to FJHS Principal Ryan Lanigan the presentation is about building a positive sense of family and community in the Fulton Junior High School building.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the free evening event.

However, due to the sensitive nature of the presentation, the evening program may not be suitable for children under the age of 10.

For more information about Rachel’s Challenge, call the FJHS office at 593-5440 or visit the Rachel’s Challenge website at www.rachelschallenge.org