Monroe observes ‘Kindness Week’

Monroe observes ‘Kindness Week’By KELLY COSNER

News Review Correspondent

James Monroe Middle School hosted “Kindness Week,” spearheaded by Counselor Robin Gabriel, in conjunction with the national “Great Kindness Challenge” to improve school culture.

“Some of the benefits of this event include increasing the students’ feelings of being cared for, a greater sense of belonging, increased concentration, reduced depression and less bullying,” said Gabriel.

Individual Spirit Days featured themes like Crazy About Kindness (crazy socks) and “Dreaming of Kindness Day (favorite pajamas day).

“The plan is slated to include sharing the kindness with St. Ann and Pierce Elementary schools, where some James Monroe students will take the time to read books to the classes and hang out with them during their recess and lunch breaks,” said Gabriel.

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Pictured: A James Monroe Middle School student walks through the “Welcome Tunnel,” where teachers and staff welcome students with warm greetings, high fives and encouraging words for the week ahead. — Photo by Kelly Cosner

Story First Published: 2020-02-07