From Feb. 11-15, Read Mountain Middle School recognized and celebrated the national Random Act of Kindness Week. Each day, students were asked to meet a different challenge, such as “…speak to someone new…” or “…thank a custodian or cafeteria staff person…” or “…refrain from any negative comments for one whole day.”
In addition, the school windows, mirrors and walls were decorated with words of kindness or facts about the impact of negativity and bullying. In the front hallway, students each designed a cut-out candle that included things that “lit up their lives.”
One morning, car riders and students were greeted with Lifesaver candy treats — reminding everyone that “Kind words can save a life.” The week’s activities were planned and sponsored by the Friends of Rachel club, which is led by Summer Underwood.
– Submitted by Heather Simmons, Read Mountain Middle School