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Plainfield Middle Schools Host 'Rachel's Challenge'

Six middle schools will host events this month and in October.

Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by .

Students at six of District 202’s seven middle schools will hear the inspirational story of Rachel Joy Scott this fall and learn how small changes they can make in their lives will help carry her message forward. 

Representatives with the Rachel’s Challenge program will present special assemblies for students throughout September and October. District 202 has participated in the Rachel’s Challenge program for several years as part of its anti-bullying and character initiatives.

The Rachel’s Challenge program aims to spread Rachel Joy Scott’s message that positive actions and beliefs can start a chain reaction of kindness. Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

After her death, Scott’s father was inspired by his daughter’s diary entries of her desire to pay it forward and give everyone a chance. 

Mr. Scott created an organization to encourage others to live as his daughter did, to positively affect others despite their differences. 

Here is the schedule of Rachel’s Challenge programs for District 202 middle school students:

  •   -- September 13, 2012
  • -- September 14, 2012
  • -- October 5, 2012
  • -- October 9, 2012
  • Drauden Point -- October 9, 2012
  • -- October 12, 2012

plans to host a Rachel’s Challenge program next school year.

Please contact individual schools for more details about these programs.

Danielle September 13, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Maybe they should use this concept in the high schools! Especially, the staff of PNHS!!! Such a shame they preach no bulling,but teach their students, we can bully you in front of your peer's. No one and nothing will be done about it. Such a shame! The staff of PNHS needs to wake up and practice the no bulling act!
R Epperson September 17, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Danielle, Have you spoken with anyone at school about this? Mr. Epperson

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