Advisory group discusses Rachel’s Challenge

After attending an assembly that displayed five challenges that were created by Rachel, a young victim of the Columbine shooting, students gathered in their advisory groups to discuss what they took away from the experience.

Students get together into their advisory groups to talk about Rachel’s Challenge and what the assembly about it meant to them.  Rachel’s Challenge is divided into five goals that explain how one can be more positive and kinder towards others.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students get together into their advisory groups to talk about Rachel’s Challenge and what the assembly about it meant to them. Rachel’s Challenge is divided into five goals that explain how one can be more positive and kinder towards others. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores receive a paper to prompt a discussion about their opinions on the goals of Rachel’s Challenge.  The students stated what they learned from the goals and what their understandings of the message were.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores receive a paper to prompt a discussion about their opinions on the goals of Rachel’s Challenge. The students stated what they learned from the goals and what their understandings of the message were. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Advisory leader Maria Burgess describes the main ideas of the assembly and asks the sophomores in her advisory group about their interpretations of the presentation.  The students watched videos and listened to a guest speaker to understand the effects of bullying and that a little kindness goes a long way.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Advisory leader Maria Burgess describes the main ideas of the assembly and asks the sophomores in her advisory group about their interpretations of the presentation. The students watched videos and listened to a guest speaker to understand the effects of bullying and that a little kindness goes a long way. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Advisory leader Margaret Driscoll asks students about how they were affected by the assembly and what they can do in the future to follow some of the guidelines of the challenges.  The students were encourages to write some of their ideas on the sheet that was given to them with various questions about the topic.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Advisory leader Margaret Driscoll asks students about how they were affected by the assembly and what they can do in the future to follow some of the guidelines of the challenges. The students were encouraged to write some of their ideas on the sheet that was given to them with various questions about the topic. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Bridget Kiernan shares her opinion of the challenges and the description of the story from the assembly.  Each student had a chance to share his/her ideas and respond to other students’ interpretations during the group discussion.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Bridgett Kiernan shares her opinion of the challenges and the description of the story from the assembly. Each student had a chance to share his/her ideas and respond to other students’ interpretations during the group discussion. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Each advisor was given a sheet of questions to address, which centered the group’s discussion. The sheet contained a variety of questions, one of them having the groups choose which goals of the challenge they thought were most important. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Each advisor was given a sheet of questions to address, which centered the group’s discussion. The sheet contained a variety of questions, one of them having the groups choose which goals of the challenge they thought were most important. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Meghan Conway, acted as the scribe for the group, writing down the thoughts of the group as each question was addressed. The senior advisory group came to the consensus that the most impactful goals were look for the best in others and speak with kindness. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Meghan Conway, acted as the scribe for the group, writing down the thoughts of the group as each question was addressed. The senior advisory group came to the consensus that the most impactful goals were look for the best in others and speak with kindness. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Advisory leader Connie Bergh leads the group in discussion about the Rachel’s challenge assembly, allowing the students to give feedback on what they thought of the presentation. The group as a whole said the presentation displayed a good overall message. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Advisory leader Connie Bergh leads the group in discussion about the Rachel’s challenge assembly, allowing the students to give feedback on what they thought of the presentation. The group as a whole said the presentation displayed a good overall message. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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