Quote of the day

"We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. "

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Day of Respect Scheduled for May 29

From MSHS;

On Thursday, May 29 during a morning assembly, we will present the second year in a series called Rachel's Challenge. Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. Her father started a non-religious, non political and non-profit organization with the goal of inspiring chain reactions of kindness and compassion that are reflected in 5 challenges:

1. Eliminate prejudice by looking for the best in others.
2. Dare to Dream, write down goals and keep a journal.
3. Choose positive influences.
4. Kind words and acts of kindness have a huge impact.
5. Start a chain reaction of kindness with friends and family.

These 5 challenges are the core values of the presentation and will be emphasized again in this year's presentation. The title of this year's program is Rachel's Legacy. Through a series of video clips and messages from the speaker, students will learn about Rachel's life and her message of compassion and respect for others. This assembly will be our program for Day of Respect. You may recall from last year that an evening presentation for parents is included. This format is being followed again this year. The program will begin at 7:00 pm in a yet to be determined location. Please follow the signage that evening. We hope to see you there for this insightful and inspiring evening.

More information regarding the program can be found at www.rachelschallenge.com

Eliminate prejudice?...

One can dream.


May said...

The post on Rachel's legacy stands alone with much power.

Don't demean it with editorial sarcasm.

I am also occasionally quite angry... yet don't believe I'm a fool. Cherry-picking Einstein isn't needed here. It's what one does with the anger that makes all the difference.

Let's work on awareness and openness. It creates more room for kindness to grow and reach out.

MtSiParents said...

Mea Culpa

Anonymous said...

Day of respect, eh? I hope the GSA and its supporters were paying attention, listening, and taking it to heart. I'm tired of their bigotry and intolerance of those with differing views.

Nice to see a group with a POSITIVE message in our schools, instead of events like the DoS.