Challenge Day at Wood

Challenge Day is coming to Wood!

Principal Harris and Counselors Ruffin and Doddridge are bringing this anti-bullying organization to Wood school for two events:

  1. On January 31st, all 6th-8th grade students will participate in a Challenge Day assembly.
  2. On Feb 8th, a smaller group of 7th and 8th grade students (and adult volunteers) will take part in an all-day event designed to promote acceptance, love and respect. Challenge Day will provide an opportunity for our students to come together, find commonality, have a sense of belonging and learn from one another and leave the event feeling safe, loved and celebrated.

How you can help:

  1. Adult volunteers are needed from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on February 8th. Adults will help small groups of students in guided discussions.  Please contact Catalina Doddridge if you are interested:  or phone 770-241-3133.
  2. Donate whatever you can to the school’s GoFundMe appeal, here. 

Challenge Day is a national anti-bullying organization that builds compassion and promotes positive feelings in school. Throughout the all-day event students and adults participate in activities and discussions that allow them to recognize stereotypes and labels that exist among them, how they affect people and how as a whole they can share and connect as human beings. Challenge Day examines the impact that bullying, oppression and other forms of violence have on the participants’ lives and the lives of people around them. During this one day event students and adults are provided with the tools to break down walls of separation and isolation, by replacing them with compassion and empathy.