Students and faculty at Melissa Schools celebrated Kindness Week from May 15-19, extending random acts of kindness throughout the district and the community.
Kindness Week is a co-initiative by the City of Melissa and Melissa Schools. Mayor Reed Greer annually signs an official proclamation designating a Week of Kindness in Melissa.
The intermediate school had a goal of collecting 100 rocks to distribute during Kindness Week, and in the end students brought in over 200.
The chain will be displayed in the school’s main hallway for the remainder of the school year to encourage students as they see the visual impact of their kindness.
Emily Larkin organized a “Kindness Confetti Challenge” for her students at Harry McKillop Elementary. Larkin’s students documented acts of kindness on pieces of paper confetti to display on a bulletin board in the classroom.
Betty Walthall’s classes at Melissa Middle School participated in a different activity each day of Kindness Week. Activities included writing cards to the school staff, writing kindness notes to parents and fellow students, collecting canned food for the Melissa Food Pantry, and making goody bags to hand out to teachers.
To see more photos and activities from this year’s Kindness Week, visit search #MelissaKind on social media.
Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations