Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Rachel's Challenge" - Presentation 9-7-11

Below is a press release from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger about an upcoming presentation called "Rachel's Challenge."

The City of Milton Police Department would like to announce their partnership with the Milton School District in promoting a very special presentation that is being brought to our community. Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine shootings in 1999. Since that time Rachel’s family and friends have developed a presentation entitled “Rachel’s Challenge” which they bring to communities nation-wide. Rachel’s Challenge will visit Milton High School next Wednesday, September 7th. There will be student body presentations at 8:00am and 9:30am and an additional presentation at 7:00pm that will be open to the public. The presentations will be held in the High School’s Performing Arts Center. Rachel’s Challenges and the message of the presentation are as follows;

Challenge Objectives for Schools:

  • Create a safe learning environment for all students by re-establishing civility and delivering proactive antidotes to school violence and bullying.
  • Improve academic achievement by engaging students' hearts, heads and hands in the learning process.
  • Provide students with social/emotional education that is both colorblind and culturally relevant.
  • Train adults to inspire, equip and empower students to affect permanent positive change. 
We would encourage all members of the community to attend, particularly those with school-aged children. For further information, please contact Michelle Kurilla at Milton High School at (608) 868-9560.