Anti-Bullying Program to be Held at SPFHS on Monday

Program, Rachel's Challenge, named after first victim of Columbine Shooting.

On Monday, Oct. 1, the anti-bullying program, Rachel's Challenge will take place at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

Rachel's Challenge is a program dedicated to making a safer learning environment for students.

The program was created by Rachel Joy Scott's father and step-mother who lost Rachel as the first victim of the Columbine Shooting. Rachel was 17 at the time of her death. 

She left behind several journals describing her idea for a better world that is now shared with millions of students, including those of Scotch Plains-Fanwood this Monday.

The event will be held at the high school beginning at 7p.m. Students are admitted for free(grades 7-12), while parents pay $2. Babysitting is also available for younger children.

To reserve your seat and to hold a babysitting spot, email Marci Bowman at marci.pta.council@gmail.com

According to the ticker on the Rachel's Challenge website, so far her message has reached 18,202,301 people.

To learn more about Rachel Joy Scott and Rachel's Challenge visit rachelschallenge.org

For more information on Monday's program contact Cailin Taggart at ctaggart@spfk12.org.

sp resident September 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Bullying will never stop. Look at most of the bullies and look at their parents ,same behavior. The moms are like a group of high schoolers in their own little clique and the fathers are just clueless or don't have the time to be bothered. When you are an individual having to go up against people like that it gets worse for your child and yourself, everyone is giving you mean looks. So if your child is being bullied, leave the school. If you decide to stay and complain you will feel the wrath of the parents of the bully, harassment and intimidation from the bullies friends and mean looks from whoever they told. Good luck with trying to change these kids and their parents, one bad apple from the bunch ruins the rest!


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