Frontier Middle School to host ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ event
Frontier Middle School in the Wentzville School District will host a “Rachel’s Challenge” assembly and community event at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Rachel’s Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”
The core component of Rachel’s Challenge is a school assembly that tells the story of Rachel Scott and inspires a desire for change among students. It is unique in that the assembly is followed up with student training, a permanent school club and a community presentation. While it strives to inspire campus and community-wide change, Rachel’s Challenge starts with individual students who have been motivated to release their inner desire to treat others with respect.
Students, parents, and the community are invited to attend this special event, sponsored by Frontier Middle School and the Frontier PTO. Frontier Middle School is located at 9233 Hwy. DD, O’Fallon.