Goal: We want to make every student and staff member feel welcome and safe at TVHS by creating an atmosphere of kindness and mutual respect. We stand up for each other and we accept others' differences.
Meeting Times: every other Tuesday after school in the Community Room
Who Can Join: anyone who is interested in helping our school become a more positive place!
Activities From Previous Years:
- We hosted Rachel’s Challenge again in 2015 and 2019, and host “Acts of Kindness” weeks
- Every year we conduct a collaborative Service Drive with Key Club (with Mid Ohio Food Bank).
- Annually, we send holiday cards and thank you letters to every staff member.
- We attend Blue Jackets and Clippers games as a club!
- We pass out treats to students in the mornings as they enter the building.
- We "buddy up" with new students to help them transition to life as a Viking.
- We blast social media with positive messages.
- In 2016, we co-sponsored Choir's Mental Health Awareness Concert Outreach
- Every year we go on District Wide school visits to all three elementary schools and the two middle schools to teach kids about how to be an upstander.
- In 2017, we raised over $1,000 for Nationwide Children's Hospital (specifically- Behavioral/Mental Health)
- We have donated Buddy Benches to Scioto Elementary and Walnut Elementary. The bench is for young students who feel as if they do not have someone to play with at recess. The student will sit on the bench until someone will come ask them to join them for recess. Upstanding students will know this is a place where someone who might need a friend can go for support
- We are promoted the "Sit with us" App - a place where students can find peers to hang out with during lunch.
- We partner with the Pickaway County Developmental Disabilities organization to connect with exceptional students.
Advisors: Sara Bennett - [email protected]
For More Information:
- Go to the national website of the FOR Club
- Follow us on Twitter - @VikingFORclub
- Follow us on Instagram - @tvupstanders
Rachel's Challenge is a non-profit organization based in Littleton, Colorado. This powerful program honors Rachel Joy Scott who was the first student killed during the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and feelings of isolation by creating a culture of kindness and compassion.