Holmes Middle School students and staff members are participating in a 30-day kindness challenge. Each staff member is wearing a button that says either Be, Say, or Ask.
Anyone in a class with a "Be" button is to focus on being kind and being present. Those with a "Say" button are to focus on saying something nice to someone else. When you see an "Ask" button, you should ask how those around you are doing.
Students are enjoying the positive interaction with each other and their teachers. Staff members are excited about the amount of student participation and the new conversations that have developed.
The challenge began on Monday and will lead the students into end of the year testing. Administrators believe that a positive attitude leading into testing will result in higher test scores and be less stressful for the students.