Did you miss the Rachel’s Challenge presentation to the community at Andrew Lewis last month? Rachel’s Challenge is a nationwide speaking program based off of the first shooting victim of the Columbine High School tragedy.
Since the first go-round in September, other Roanoke County and Roanoke City schools have hosted the program – which also has a community event open to the general public – 5 p.m. tonight at William Byrd High School.
Keep reading for a scheduled list of buses that will take parents and guests from other local locations to WBHS from Roanoke County school officials:
ROANOKE – Rachel’s Challenge, the nationwide movement to create a chain reaction of caring and compassion among middle and high school students, returns to Roanoke County this Friday evening at 6 p.m. at William Byrd High School.
To help individuals attend this important community presentation, Roanoke County Public Schools will be providing bus transportation from key Vinton locations.
Bus #1 will pick up guests starting at 5:00pm at the following locations, in order:
1. Central Middle School 2. Vinton Baptist Church 3. Vinton War Memorial 4. Herman L. Horn Elementary
Bus #2 will pick up guests starting at 5:00pm at the following locations off Hardy Road, in order:
1. Kroger 2. W.E. Cundiff Elementary 3. Food Lion
At the end of the evening, Bus #1 will leave WBHS at approximately 7:00pm after the Rachel’s Challenge presentation and return guests to the following locations:
1. Herman L. Horn Elementary 2. Vinton War Memorial 3. Vinton Baptist Church 4. Central Middle School
At the end of the evening, Bus #2 will leave WBHS at approximately 7:00pm after the Rachel’s Challenge presentation and return guests to the following locations:
1. Food Lion 2. W.E. Cundiff Elementary 3. Kroger
“We hope the community will come out to hear Rachel’s message and accept Rachel’s Challenge,” said Michele Dowdy, Coordinator of School Counseling. “We are working to help our students take charge to stop bullying in our schools. We want all our students to feel they are accepted, respected and appreciated. We need the support of our community to help make this goal a reality,” Dowdy said.