We are fighting bullying here at Parkside by creating a culture of kindness. Parkside students took the pledge to stop bullying after our Rachel's Challenge assembly on October 5th. Rachel's Challenge is inspired by the writings of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine shootings. If you would like more information please check out the Rachel's Challenge Website.
The students here at Parkside are focused on 5 main challenges from the presentation:
1) Dream big & believe in yourself
2) Be Kind to others
3) Practice positive gossip
4) Show appreciation to those you love
5) Be the answer
Every morning in advisory, our Parkside students will participate in Rachel's First 5. This is 5 minutes of conversation to discuss different scenarios on kindness and how to create a positive "chain reaction". Please look in our "Rachel's First 5" File under "Counseling Documents" to see what our students are discussing.