Sunday evening is when we really start gearing up for the school week ahead. As we move into this week and knowing that in a couple of weeks we will hold our 4th Annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying event, let’s focus on the power of kindness.
In thinking about the importance of kindness, a famous commencement speech comes to mind. George Saunders delivered a commencement speech at Syracuse University in May 2013. In that speech, he offered advice to graduates including his thoughts on kindness. As adults, perhaps we are able to relate to his words. An animated adaptation of his speech was produced. Click the link to see his reflection on the importance of kindness.
One of the greatest things about Southern Hancock Schools and the town of New Palestine is the sense of community, the feeling of unity. We have a kind, supportive environment. We have seen it over and over again.
We all enjoyed seeing the community participate in a video to welcome our staff back to school this year. Likewise, we have seen a school district and community come together to show support for a little boy and his family who are facing challenges. We have all experienced being part of a town that proudly wears red and white to support student athletes. We have music students who provide entertainment at district events and families that come out in mass to show what it truly means to be “#newpalproud”.
The Annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying is just around the corner. Is your family signed up to participate? This is a perfect time to come together once again. This is a great way to show students that we promote kindness in our schools. We hope you will join the movement.
The event is September 10th at 9 a.m. We hope to see everyone at New Palestine High School for the start of the event.
We would love to have you. We know this time of year is really busy with sports and commitments, but we would be thrilled to see all of you come out for this event!
At Southern Hancock Schools, we are known for innovative academic programs, high-quality instruction, top ranked athletic teams, accomplished athletes, and talented music and arts students. Let’s also show we are known for having a kind and welcoming school environment. Keep encouraging your students to lead the kindness movement in their school.
Click here for more information regarding the 4th Annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying event on September 10th. Register online today.