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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
On Nov. 27, 2012, Carley Shaffer heard the familiar sound of an incoming text on her cellphone. Nonchalantly, the 14-year-old James Buchanan High School freshman picked up her phone thinking it was a routine message from her friend. But, it was anything but routine. “It was my friend telling me he didn't see any reason for living,” Carley said. “I was scared (that) if I didn't do something about it, nobody would and I wasn't going to see him the next day,” she remembered.
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By TRISH RUDDER | September 25, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Rachel's Challenge, the anti-bullying program designed to help reduce school violence, is in its second year at Berkeley Springs High School. Assistant Principal Lance Fox said the program was a success last year but it needed some tweaking to fit the high school's needs. Fox said last year the large groups were not manageable and not every group was motivated the same way. This year, smaller groups have committee members who meet once a week. Fox said the program has been in place for about two weeks.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 24, 2008
WAYNESBORO, PA. ? Rachel Scott was a 17-year-old girl who once wrote in a school essay that "compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer. " But it was without compassion that on April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School in Colorado and gunned down classmates. The first fatality was Rachel Scott. On Jan. 30 and 31, in tribute to Rachel, her sister will speak to Waynesboro's sixth- through 12th-graders to issue "Rachel's Challenge.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 12, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Area Senior High School students have concerns about safety, according to one of their representatives to the school board. Chad Reichard said the concerns were brought to him recently by several students, who also said they were frustrated by recent incidents. Waynesboro police announced Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy had two pellet guns at school on Monday. They previously said that a 14-year-old girl had been found with a knife last Thursday.
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By TRISH RUDDER | November 25, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Kids learn from kids. When a high school is next to an elementary school, something good can happen, and it did Tuesday. When the fire drill bell rang out at Widmyer Elementary School, the 400 students in grades kindergarten through two and their teachers walked to Berkeley Springs High School to attend a planned program. Morgan County Partnership Project Director Susan Caperton said Widmyer Principal Dan Reynolds came up with the idea to do something during the fire drill and he contacted Megan Hauser, community educator for the Partnership.
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By TRISH RUDDER | October 2, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Keeping children safe and learning about their concerns go hand in hand, and Morgan County is the first in the Eastern Panhandle to introduce Rachel's Challenge, a powerful effort to reduce school violence by building positive relationships and holding all-day workshops on teen issues. Morgan County high school and middle school students attended Teen Issues Day workshops last week as part of the schools' first-time participation in Rachel's Challenge, a program designed to strengthen positive relationships by promoting small acts of kindness.
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By TRISH RUDDER | September 17, 2008
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Rachel's Challenge - a program used in schools to help reduce bullying and violence -- was introduced to more than 600 students at Hedgesville Middle School on Tuesday. It was one of the first schools in Berkeley County to implement the program, school principal Elizabeth Adams said. "The response was wonderful," she said. Rachel Scott was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999, and her family and others have been making presentations on her behalf.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | January 31, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Though Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999, her message and life of kindness and compassion live on through "Rachel's Challenge," a school training program that promotes Rachel's ideals. A school assembly was held at Waynesboro Area Middle School Wednesday evening to ask members of the community if they would accept "Rachel's Challenge. " Speaker Sarah Dornfeld, 24, asked the audience to get rid of prejudice, dare to dream, choose positive influences, perform small acts of kindness and tell people close to you that you love them.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | November 17, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Susan Caperton has stepped up to the task of serving as project director for the community-focused Morgan County Partnership. Caperton, who took over the position on Aug. 26, said she loves the job. "There is such momentum in the county and such a strong sense of identity in the county," she said. The Morgan County Partnership formed in 2006 and was led by Jacqueline Fischer until she resigned last July. Caperton said the main focus is on drug and alcohol prevention, "and we are geared toward 40 developmental assets in order for kids to succeed, such as positive activities in the community, a strong source of belonging in the community and internal assets that include a strong self-esteem.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
On Nov. 27, 2012, Carley Shaffer heard the familiar sound of an incoming text on her cellphone. Nonchalantly, the 14-year-old James Buchanan High School freshman picked up her phone thinking it was a routine message from her friend. But, it was anything but routine. “It was my friend telling me he didn't see any reason for living,” Carley said. “I was scared (that) if I didn't do something about it, nobody would and I wasn't going to see him the next day,” she remembered.
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By TRISH RUDDER | November 25, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Kids learn from kids. When a high school is next to an elementary school, something good can happen, and it did Tuesday. When the fire drill bell rang out at Widmyer Elementary School, the 400 students in grades kindergarten through two and their teachers walked to Berkeley Springs High School to attend a planned program. Morgan County Partnership Project Director Susan Caperton said Widmyer Principal Dan Reynolds came up with the idea to do something during the fire drill and he contacted Megan Hauser, community educator for the Partnership.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | November 17, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Susan Caperton has stepped up to the task of serving as project director for the community-focused Morgan County Partnership. Caperton, who took over the position on Aug. 26, said she loves the job. "There is such momentum in the county and such a strong sense of identity in the county," she said. The Morgan County Partnership formed in 2006 and was led by Jacqueline Fischer until she resigned last July. Caperton said the main focus is on drug and alcohol prevention, "and we are geared toward 40 developmental assets in order for kids to succeed, such as positive activities in the community, a strong source of belonging in the community and internal assets that include a strong self-esteem.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | September 25, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Rachel's Challenge, the anti-bullying program designed to help reduce school violence, is in its second year at Berkeley Springs High School. Assistant Principal Lance Fox said the program was a success last year but it needed some tweaking to fit the high school's needs. Fox said last year the large groups were not manageable and not every group was motivated the same way. This year, smaller groups have committee members who meet once a week. Fox said the program has been in place for about two weeks.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | September 17, 2008
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- Rachel's Challenge - a program used in schools to help reduce bullying and violence -- was introduced to more than 600 students at Hedgesville Middle School on Tuesday. It was one of the first schools in Berkeley County to implement the program, school principal Elizabeth Adams said. "The response was wonderful," she said. Rachel Scott was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999, and her family and others have been making presentations on her behalf.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | January 31, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Though Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999, her message and life of kindness and compassion live on through "Rachel's Challenge," a school training program that promotes Rachel's ideals. A school assembly was held at Waynesboro Area Middle School Wednesday evening to ask members of the community if they would accept "Rachel's Challenge. " Speaker Sarah Dornfeld, 24, asked the audience to get rid of prejudice, dare to dream, choose positive influences, perform small acts of kindness and tell people close to you that you love them.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 25, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Rachel Scott was a 17-year-old girl who once wrote in a school essay that "compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer. " But it was without compassion that on April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School in Colorado and gunned down classmates. The first fatality was Rachel Scott. On Jan. 30 and 31, in tribute to Rachel, her sister will speak to Waynesboro's sixth- through 12th-graders to issue "Rachel's Challenge.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 12, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Area Senior High School students have concerns about safety, according to one of their representatives to the school board. Chad Reichard said the concerns were brought to him recently by several students, who also said they were frustrated by recent incidents. Waynesboro police announced Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy had two pellet guns at school on Monday. They previously said that a 14-year-old girl had been found with a knife last Thursday.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | October 2, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - Keeping children safe and learning about their concerns go hand in hand, and Morgan County is the first in the Eastern Panhandle to introduce Rachel's Challenge, a powerful effort to reduce school violence by building positive relationships and holding all-day workshops on teen issues. Morgan County high school and middle school students attended Teen Issues Day workshops last week as part of the schools' first-time participation in Rachel's Challenge, a program designed to strengthen positive relationships by promoting small acts of kindness.
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