Event Details

Info About 'Rachel's Challenge' at Fairview on Jan. 8

Date:  Wednesday, January 01
Time:  08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:  Fairview High School
Address:  841 Welcome Road,
Cullman, Alabama - 35058
Phone:  256-796-5106
Event Description:

Rachel's Challenge is coming to Fairview High School on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

(For other schools interested please read below and contact listed personnel)

Rachel's Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. This program is based upon the theories and ethics of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre, which occurred in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. Rachel's story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day.

Our goal is to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.

On January 8, students in grades 9-12 will see a multi-media presentation led by the Rachel's Challenge organization.

Then, at630 P.M. that evening, another presentation will be held for the parents/guardians, and other members of the community, with the same goal to positively shape the community.

For more information, please contact-

Whitney Haynes

whaynes@ccboe.org

256-796-5106

or Kim Crumbleykcrumbley@ccboe.org

Whitney Haynes
Family and Consumer Sciences
Fairview High School

Fact Sheet

Rachels Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachels Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachels Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.

Superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and students bring Rachels Challenge into their schools because of escalating problems such as bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, school violence, and increased disciplinary actions. Through powerful presentations, trainings, community events, and professional development,Rachels Challenge provides the sustainable solution.

Rachels inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Rachels Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachels story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.

Scope of Effectiveness

A few weeks after the tragedy, Darrell Scott, Rachels father, spoke to a Congressional House Judiciary Committee regarding issues of school violence. His speech has become one of the most widely read on the internet. Shortly afterwards, he founded Rachels Challenge, a bullying and violence abatement program. More than 2.5 million students annually experience Rachels Challenge and have the opportunity to accept the challenges, modeled after Rachels life and writings.

The universal message of kindness and compassion told by Rachels story has been heard by students in several other countries. Since inception, over 17 million people have heard Rachels story in live settings around the world, at least eight school shootings have been prevented, and over 500 suicides have been averted. The Scott family and other Rachels Challenge certified presenters have reached millions moreon popular media outlets like CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Oprah, Dateline, OReilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes and numerous others. Mr. Scott has also authored three books, including the bestseller Rachels Tears.

Darrell meets regularly with politicians and educators, and is also a keynote speaker at many large educational venues. He met with President Bill Clinton on two occasions and President George W. Bush has written a personal letter recommending Rachels Challenge.



 
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This Week in Cullman


Wednesday, October 01
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All Day Event Donald E. Green Senior Center Closed for Work   @  Donald E. Green Senior Center at Ingle Park
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10:00am - 01:00pm Senior Day at Cullman County Fair   @  Cullman County Fairgrounds
07:00pm - 08:30pm Genealogy Library Open at Latter Day Saints Church   @  Latter Day Saints Church (L.D.S.)
07:00pm Girls & Boys Club at Spirit Life Church Each Wednesday Night   @  Spirit Life Church of God
07:00pm St. Monica's Group Meets Weekly for Addicted   @  Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Thursday, October 02
All Day Event Cullman County Fair Week Sept. 25-Oct. 4   @  Cullman County Fairgrounds
All Day Event Donald E. Green Senior Center Closed for Work   @  Donald E. Green Senior Center at Ingle Park
08:00am - 05:00pm New business opening - 278 Auto Wash & Detail Service   @  278 Auto Wash and Detail Center
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09:30am Promoting Hispanic History Speaker Javier Morales at Wallace This AM   @  Wallace State Community College
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06:00pm Kayaking Classes This Fall at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center
06:00pm - 07:00pm Kayaking Classes Thursday Nights at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center
07:15pm Kayaking Classes Thursday Nights at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center

Friday, October 03
All Day Event Smith Lake Park Bass Fest Tournament This Weekend   @  Smith Lake Park
All Day Event Cullman County Fair Week Sept. 25-Oct. 4   @  Cullman County Fairgrounds
All Day Event Donald E. Green Senior Center Closed for Work   @  Donald E. Green Senior Center at Ingle Park
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05:00pm Oktoberfest at the Busy Bee Cafe - German Meals Nightly   @  Busy Bee Cafe
09:00pm - 11:59pm Sports Friday Night Injury Clinic Open Weekly During Football Season   @  Cullman Regional Medical Center

Saturday, October 04
All Day Event Smith Lake Park Bass Fest Tournament This Weekend   @  Smith Lake Park
All Day Event Cullman County Fair Week Sept. 25-Oct. 4   @  Cullman County Fairgrounds
All Day Event NSA FP Ball Tournament   @  Cullman Heritage Park
All Day Event Oktoberfest in Cullman Oct. 4 - 11th   @  
All Day Event Donald E. Green Senior Center Closed for Work   @  Donald E. Green Senior Center at Ingle Park
08:00am - 02:00pm Festhalle Farmers' Market Open Every Saturday   @   Festhalle Market Platz
08:00am - 05:00pm SIGN UP FOR BOOTH NOW - for Oct. 25 County-Wide Yard Sale at Sportsman Lake Park   @  Sportsman's Lake Park
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05:00pm Oktoberfest at the Busy Bee Cafe - German Meals Nightly   @  Busy Bee Cafe
07:00pm - 10:00pm VFW Post 2214 Saturday Night Dances Each Week   @  VFW Post 2214

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07:00pm Cullman Serenity Al-Anon Family Group Meeting Tonight   @  1519 St. Joseph Street NW

Monday, October 06
All Day Event Oktoberfest in Cullman Oct. 4 - 11th   @  
09:30am Overeaters Anonymous Monday Morning Meeting   @  Grace Episcopal Carriage House
11:59am Cullman Kiwanis Club Meeting Each Monday   @  All Steak Restaurant
05:00pm Busy Bee Cafe's Oktoberfest Traditional German Meals Served Nightly   @  Busy Bee Cafe
05:00pm - 07:00pm Domestic Violence Survivor Support Group Meetings Each Monday Night   @  'Old' County Board of Education Building

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09:30am - 10:30am Free Yoga Classes Each Tuesday Morning   @  Donald E. Green Senior Center at Ingle Park
10:00am - 11:00am County-wide Flu Shots Being Offered Today at Cold Springs High School   @  
10:30am Adult Luncheon Today at Northbrook Baptist Church   @  Northbrook Baptist Church
03:00pm Knifty Knitters Weekly Meeting Each Tuesday Afternoon   @  Cullman County Public Library
05:00pm Busy Bee Cafe's Oktoberfest Traditional German Meals Served Nightly   @  Busy Bee Cafe
05:00pm - 07:00pm CRMC's Annual Traditional German Buffet Dinner & Entertainment Tonight   @  Cullman Regional Medical Center
06:00pm - 07:00pm Kayaking Classes Tuesday Nights at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center
07:15pm Kayaking Classes Tuesday Nights at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center

Wednesday, October 08
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05:00pm Busy Bee Cafe's Oktoberfest Traditional German Meals Served Nightly   @  Busy Bee Cafe
05:00pm - 07:00pm German Dinner at Sacred Heart of Jesus Family Life Center Tonight   @  Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
07:00pm - 08:30pm Genealogy Library Open at Latter Day Saints Church   @  Latter Day Saints Church (L.D.S.)
07:00pm Girls & Boys Club at Spirit Life Church Each Wednesday Night   @  Spirit Life Church of God
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10:00am Oktoberfest Senior Day at Festhalle Today   @   Festhalle Market Platz
04:45pm Overeaters Anonymous Thursday Afternoon Meeting   @  Grace Episcopal Carriage House
05:00pm Busy Bee Cafe's Oktoberfest Traditional German Meals Served Nightly   @  Busy Bee Cafe
06:00pm - 08:00pm 'Mona Lisa is Missing' - Southern Circuit Independent Film Series   @  Wallace State Community College
06:00pm Kayaking Classes This Fall at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center
06:00pm - 07:00pm Kayaking Classes Thursday Nights at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center
07:15pm Kayaking Classes Thursday Nights at Wellness & Aquatic Center   @  Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center

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05:00pm Busy Bee Cafe's Oktoberfest Traditional German Meals Served Nightly   @  Busy Bee Cafe
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07:00pm - 10:00pm VFW Post 2214 Saturday Night Dances Each Week   @  VFW Post 2214

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11:59am Cullman Kiwanis Club Meeting Each Monday   @  All Steak Restaurant
05:00pm - 07:00pm Domestic Violence Survivor Support Group Meetings Each Monday Night   @  'Old' County Board of Education Building
06:00pm - 07:00pm Free Lap-Band Seminar Tonight at CRMC   @  Cullman Regional Medical Center

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Wednesday, October 15
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07:00pm Girls & Boys Club at Spirit Life Church Each Wednesday Night   @  Spirit Life Church of God
07:00pm St. Monica's Group Meets Weekly for Addicted   @  Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

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08:00am - 05:00pm Tickets on Sale Now - for Notre Dame Glee Club Dinner/Show Oct. 25   @  St. Bernard Prep School
04:45pm Overeaters Anonymous Thursday Afternoon Meeting   @  Grace Episcopal Carriage House

Friday, October 17
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Saturday, October 18
All Day Event USSSA FP Ball Tournament   @  Cullman Heritage Park
08:00am - 02:00pm Festhalle Farmers' Market Open Every Saturday   @   Festhalle Market Platz
09:00am - 05:00pm 'Gourds Take Flight' Show This Weekend Sat. & Sun.   @  Cullman Civic Center
07:00pm - 10:00pm VFW Post 2214 Saturday Night Dances Each Week   @  VFW Post 2214

Sunday, October 19
10:00am - 04:00pm 'Gourds Take Flight' Show Today   @  Cullman Civic Center
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Monday, October 20
09:30am Overeaters Anonymous Monday Morning Meeting   @  Grace Episcopal Carriage House
11:59am Cullman Kiwanis Club Meeting Each Monday   @  All Steak Restaurant
05:00pm - 07:00pm Domestic Violence Survivor Support Group Meetings Each Monday Night   @  'Old' County Board of Education Building

Tuesday, October 21
All Day Event TOPS Weekly Meetings Each Tuesday Night   @  Benedictine Manor
09:30am - 10:30am Free Yoga Classes Each Tuesday Morning   @  Donald E. Green Senior Center at Ingle Park
11:30am Free Meal for those in Need at Cullman Church of Christ Today   @  Cullman Church of Christ
03:00pm Knifty Knitters Weekly Meeting Each Tuesday Afternoon   @  Cullman County Public Library

Wednesday, October 22
07:00pm - 08:30pm Genealogy Library Open at Latter Day Saints Church   @  Latter Day Saints Church (L.D.S.)
07:00pm St. Monica's Group Meets Weekly for Addicted   @  Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Thursday, October 23
08:00am - 05:00pm New business opening - 278 Auto Wash & Detail Service   @  278 Auto Wash and Detail Center
04:45pm Overeaters Anonymous Thursday Afternoon Meeting   @  Grace Episcopal Carriage House
06:00pm Cullman County Ducks Unlimited Banquet Tonight   @  

Friday, October 24
09:00am - 05:00pm Enjoy Hiking in the Fall at Hurricane Creek Park - Fri., Sat., Sun.   @  
09:00pm - 11:59pm Sports Friday Night Injury Clinic Open Weekly During Football Season   @  Cullman Regional Medical Center

Saturday, October 25
All Day Event USSSA FP 'Monster Bash Ball Tournament   @  Cullman Heritage Park
07:00am County-Wide Yard Sale Today at Sportsman Lake Park   @  Sportsman's Lake Park
08:00am - 02:00pm Festhalle Farmers' Market Open Every Saturday   @   Festhalle Market Platz
09:00am The 6th Annual Pumpkin Run 5K and fun run   @  
07:00pm Notre Dame Glee Club To Perform at St. Bernard Tonight   @  St. Bernard Prep School
07:00pm - 10:00pm VFW Post 2214 Saturday Night Dances Each Week   @  VFW Post 2214

Monday, October 27
09:30am Overeaters Anonymous Monday Morning Meeting   @  Grace Episcopal Carriage House
11:59am Cullman Kiwanis Club Meeting Each Monday   @  All Steak Restaurant
05:00pm - 07:00pm Domestic Violence Survivor Support Group Meetings Each Monday Night   @  'Old' County Board of Education Building
06:30pm US Disaster Relief Command Meeting Tonight   @  Good Hope Town hall

Tuesday, October 28
All Day Event TOPS Weekly Meetings Each Tuesday Night   @  Benedictine Manor
09:30am - 10:30am Free Yoga Classes Each Tuesday Morning   @  Donald E. Green Senior Center at Ingle Park
03:00pm Knifty Knitters Weekly Meeting Each Tuesday Afternoon   @  Cullman County Public Library

Wednesday, October 29
07:00pm - 08:30pm Genealogy Library Open at Latter Day Saints Church   @  Latter Day Saints Church (L.D.S.)
07:00pm St. Monica's Group Meets Weekly for Addicted   @  Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Thursday, October 30
08:00am - 05:00pm New business opening - 278 Auto Wash & Detail Service   @  278 Auto Wash and Detail Center
04:45pm Overeaters Anonymous Thursday Afternoon Meeting   @  Grace Episcopal Carriage House

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