Acts of kindness could be seen across the Shawnee Mission School District as all schools participated in the Great Kindness Challenge.
The challenge is part of a national campaign focused on encouraging individuals to engage in specific acts of kindness for the week of January.
In schools across the district, students and staff wrote kind notes to one another, acted out good deeds, encouraged each other, and talked about how kindness matters. Many of these acts were documented on twitter through the hashtag #smsdkindnessmatters.
The kindness challenge in the Shawnee Mission School District is being led by UNITED (Understanding the Necessity of Intentional Training for Empathy and Diversity), a collaborative committee of district administrators, NEA representatives, community members, and parents who are working together to help design the district’s vision of creating safe and inclusive schools for all students and staff.