Community Invited to Attend Viewing of Documentary Film: Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers: One High Schools Unlikely Success StoryThe film chronicles the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history of truancy, behavioral problems and substance abuse.

After Lincoln’s principal is exposed to research about the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), he decides to radically change the school’s approach to discipline. With the aid of diary camera footage, the film follows six students.

From getting into fights, grappling with traumatic events in their lives, and on the cusp of dropping out, they find healing, support and academic promise at Lincoln High.

WHAT: Viewing of Paper Tigers
WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 3:45pm and 6:00pm Discussion to follow with Ron Hertel of OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)
WHERE: Liberty Bell High School Library
DETAILS: Popcorn at the 3:45pm showing • Pizza and lemonade at the 6:00pm showing
WHO: Anyone in the community is welcome to attend!
TOPICS: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) • A different approach to discipline

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