Intermediate High School students had the opportunity to participate in Rachel's Challenge this year. As a result of that program, the Intermediate High School also decided to participate in A Day Without Hate.
Day Without Hate is a student led, grassroots organization that promotes nonviolence, unity, and respect in our schools. After the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, students at Standley Lake High School asked their classmates to wear white in order to show a commitment and trust in each other to make their school a safer place. The day was an overwhelming success.
Since then, students across Colorado and the nation have taken this incredibly positive day to their communities to say that we will not tolerate violence or hate, and we will reach out to friends and acquaintances and say, "We're all in this together." This year, we're hoping you can create a Day without Hate in your school. (http://daywithouthate.org/)
IHS students created a banner that was signed by every student in the school. They also created a chain that contained a positive message on every link. Finally, the students created a "brick wall." Each student had the opportunity to share a personal quality that they believe enhances our school community on the wall.