Charly Harrington, 2 days ago
The Tenino School District is committed to providing all of our students with a safe, supportive learning environment that prepares them to be responsible citizens and a contributing members of global society. To support the District's mission, the Tenino School District , with the generous support of the Tenino Combined PTA, is implementing the Rachel's Challenge program in both the Elementary and Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year. The program, named in memory of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School tragedy, is designed to inspire, equip and empower people to create a positive culture change in their school and community by starting a chain reaction of respect, kindness and compassion. The objectives of Rachel’s Challenge include: Create a safe and productive learning environment by delivering proactive solutions to violence and bullying Stimulate real culture change by actively involving the entire community in the process Change lives by providing culturally relevant social/emotional training Improve achievement and ensure results by engaging the participants heart, head and hands Age appropriate assemblies to introduce students to Rachel’s Challenge will be presented during the school day on September 25 at the Elementary and September 26 at the Middle School. As part of the program, we are also planning to create a Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club at Tenino MIddle School, where students can meet to work on the planning and development of activities, projects and events to spread kindness and compassion in their school and community. You can help us motivate our students toward positive change in the way they treat others by encouraging your child to create a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. With this goal in mind, we would like to invite our Tenino students, families, staff and community members to join us for a special Rachel’s Challenge Community Event on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm in the Tenino Middle School Gym. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the TES or TMS office or visit rachelschallenge.org for more information about the program.