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“Rachel’s Challenge” to Bring Anti-Bullying Message to Oklahoma Road and Sykesville Middle Schools

Release Date: 10/3/2011 1:55:08 PM

“Rachel’s Challenge”, a nationally known anti-bullying assembly, will be presented at Oklahoma Road and Sykesville Middle Schools on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 9 to 10 a.m. for students at Sykesville and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for students at Oklahoma Road. A community assembly for families will be held that evening at 7:00 p.m. at Oklahoma Road Middle School.
The schools were awarded a grant from the Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation to bring this program to their students and their school community. The two schools share the goal of starting a chain reaction of spreading kindness. They also hope to develop a more school-wide approach to bullying and create a culture within the schools where students do not have to worry about being bullied and feel comfortable coming to school and sharing kindness.
“Rachel’s Challenge” was founded by the father of Rachel Scott, the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for this life-changing program. To learn more, visit

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