Roslyn High School freshmen participated in the school’s second annual Challenge Day program on Nov. 18, 19 and 20. On each of the three days, one-third of the ninth-grade class was joined by two dozen teacher and staff volunteers, as well as a group of senior peer leaders.
Two experienced group leaders from the Challenge Day organization guided everyone through a daylong series of lively, engaging and at times moving activities.
The ultimate objective of Challenge Day, a national program also used in hundreds of other schools, is to create a school environment in which every student feels safe and supported. The program is designed to help participants understand the impact of their behavior on others and to make both students and adults realize that many of their experiences and struggles are shared by others. Follow-up sessions over the course of the school year will help to reinforce the lessons of Challenge Day.
Roslyn High School would like to thank Roslyn READ Foundation, Roslyn Bulldogs Booster Association, Roslyn High School Parent Faculty Association and the Marching Band Fans for their generous support of Challenge Day.