FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: Dr. Jeffrey A. Schumann, Superintendent of Schools
Date: September 9, 2016
2016 EPS Rachel’s Challenge Chain Reaction
The Rachel’s Challenge initiative in Enfield and the Enfield Public Schools is entering its 5th year. This bullying and violence abatement program is inspired by the life and loss of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999. Each year, more than 2 Million students experience Rachel’s Challenge and have the opportunity to accept the challenges, modeled after Rachel’s life and writings. The message: How small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day and this will begin a chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and community.
This year on September 21, 2016 the Enfield Public Schools will be holding a community event that culminates the work the Enfield High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School students will have done during the school day. This event will take place in the John F. Kennedy Middle School Auditorium at 6:30 PM. We hope you can be part of this powerful event and support this effective initiative in our schools.