In 2011-12, 11 schools in our district are participating in Rachel’s Challenge, a nationwide program that teaches and motivates students to make positive changes in the way they treat others. Rachel Scott was the first person killed April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School, and her family has shared her dream of starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion through their organization, Rachel’s Challenge. Bringing this important work to our district’s students cannot be done without the support of parents and community, however, which is why the program incorporates evening opportunities to learn more.
Evening programs will share the goals of the program and show adults how they can support the efforts of the students. The community is welcome to join us at any one of the following sessions:
Monday, Oct. 24: 7 p.m. at Brier Terrace Middle School, 22200 Brier Road, Brier, 98036.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: 7 p.m. at College Place Middle School, 7501 208th St. SW, Lynnwood, 98036.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 7 p.m. at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood, 98037.
Thursday, Oct. 27: 7 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. SW, Edmonds, 98026.
The following week, seven elementary schools are holding day assemblies and versions of the program geared toward the younger age group. Rachel’s Challenge in the Edmonds School District was made possible thanks to the support of the Hazel Miller Foundation and the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation.