Search
Welcome, Guest! | Login
Hobbs Municipal Schools
All children will learn.
Anti-Bullying Program Here Next Week
Anti-Bullying Program Here Next Week
Posted on 1800/01/01
   

     Hobbs middle school students next week will hear a national presenter speak on the topic of replacing acts of violence and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.
     Because the district believes the message is so important, the public is also invited to communitywide presentation on Rachel’s Challenge – the program based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.
     eppieRachel’s 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, according to HMS Deputy Supt. Eppie Calderon, who helped bring the challenge to Hobbs.
     Presentations will be made at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week (Oct. 20-22) at the district’s three middle schools. The community is invited to hear details of Rachel’s life and her challenge at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the HHS Commons.
   A few weeks after the Columbine tragedy, Darrell Scott, Rachel’s 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 “Rachel’s Challenge,” a bullying and violence abatement program.
     More than 2.5 million students annually experience Rachel’s Challenge and have the opportunity to accept the challenges, modeled after Rachel’s life and writings. The message of kindness and compassion told by Rachel’s story has been heard by students in several other countries and more than 17 million people. The message is particularly important in schools today because of escalating problems such as bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, school violence and increased disciplinary actions, Calderon said. Rachel’s story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities, the administrator added.
    
“I know the presentation will have an impact on our students. I’m hoping it also will have a communitywide impact after Tuesday night’s presentation,” Calderon said.

Meet Our New Teachers
Meet Our New Teachers2
Homecoming Candidates Announced
Test Scores Improve
Assistant Principals Announced
Orientation and Meet the Teacher Activities Planned
New Principals Announced
Hawkins named Personnel Director of the Year
Teacher Goes Extra Mile for Student
Peters Recognized for Student Service
Spring Homecoming Redesigned
Science Olympiad Teams Compete
HMS Maintenance Department Wins Big
2015 Homecoming Candidates
Stone Names New Principal
HHS Junior Makes History
Parks Named Superintendent of the Year
2015 Essay Winners Announced
Hobbs students compete at State Science Olympiad
SkillsUSA Swings into Service
Hightower to Lead Sanger
HHS Science Olympiad Finishes Third in Regionals
Get Shots Now for Kindergarten Registration
Turrubiates Named Principal at Murray
New School Zones to be Discussed
Nineteen Nominated for Homecoming Queen
More Promotions Announced
2014 Veteto Winners Honored
Essay Winners Announced
MathCounts team headed to state
Three Students Win State Music Contest
State Science Olympiad Results
HHS takes first in Regional Science Olympiad
Promotions Announced
Response to Roswell School Violence
2013 Homecoming Queen Candidates Announced
A Report on 2013 School Grade Designations
Players from State Champion Football Teams Hold Reunion
Will Rogers Family Gets New Home
Students Get Behind the Scenes Look at State Government
HHS Science Olympiad Wins Regionals
HHS Seniors Vote in First Election
Schools Dealing with Increased Enrollment
2012 Homecoming Queen Candidates Announced
Heizer Memoribilia Rolling In
Fighting Truancy
Heizer Opens Aug. 15 as Middle School
A-F School Ratings Released by State
Data Specialist Now On Board
Strickland Promoted to Department Director
American Legion Essay Winners Announced
Fifth Place Finish for FHS at Science Olympiad
HHS Office Plans
Teacher Saves Student's Life
School A-F Grading System Flawed
SuperSaturday Polishes Skills
Maddox Scholarship Applications Available
Hardison Taxpayer Watchdog
Band One Big Happy Family
HHS Student Elected Boys State Governor
HHS Names New Principal
New Special Ed Director Announced
Homecoming Queen Candidates Announced
New Role for Calderon
AYP Results Explained
Energy Program Honored
District Hires New Finance Director
Cliff Burch Returns to HMS
Register for CASA Fun Run Here
HHS Students Join Symphony
Two Schools Receive Bilingual Award
Student Wins Regional Essay Contest
Highland Hosts Law Enforcement Activities
McIlroy Earns Doctorate
Superintendent Outlines Redistricting Meetings
Assistant Superintendent Hired
FACT Tour Gets Bond update
Three Elementaries Honored at Capitol
Freshman High School Breaks Ground
Debate Club Gears Up
Andrews Sendoff
49 Teachers Win Grants
Wilson named Athletic Director
Jackson New Mexico Coach of the Year


© 2004 - 2017 SharpSchool