District Celebrates World Kindness Day
In the global media climate, it may seem like kindness is in short supply, but, in the words of Fred Rogers, “Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”
At the suggestion of Webster Schroeder PTSA Co-chair Stacie Peters, the Webster Board of Education joined Webster Central PTSA in taking the sentiments of Mister Rogers and went all-in participating in World Kindness Day. The one-day event was Friday, November 13, but One Webster took it a step further, celebrating it all week. Throughout the week schools held different kindness activities, such as painting kindness rocks at Webster Schroeder High School, collecting canned goods for the local food pantry by State Road Elementary School fifth graders, and making kindness signs at Willink Middle School, to name a few. The BOE was also involved, wearing cardigans and sharing kindness quotes and acts on social media. The culminating event took place Thursday and Friday (so all secondary students could participate), encouraging students and staff districtwide to don cardigans or any zip-up sweater or sweatshirt like the King of Kindness, Mister Rogers, showing a visible sign that we as a district value kindness.