Students participated in week-long activities that focused and reflected on Kindness. On Monday, they participated in creating Handprints of Kindness that will be displayed at Dignity Health Hospitals in California. This global initiative is working towards a New Guinness World Record for the Largest Collage of Handprints in the World. Students were asked to do five random acts of kindness and document them through photographs. The reflection piece will be a Prezi presentation that captures the memories and significant of kindness – complete with an original poem and photo documentation with captions. They were also required to perform an Act of Kindness that would affect their immediate family. The week ended with the creation of “Caring Hearts” for the teachers and staff at the school. Each heart contained an uplifting thought and heart-felt message of kindness to each individual who helps inspire us to reach our dreams and potential.
For Lakeview’s participation in The Great Kindness Challenge their school has been designated an official “Kindness Certified School”
The language arts department at Lakeview has adopted the motto “Words Have Power”. It’s the driving force behind all that they do. Why do we read with purpose? It’s because Words Have Power! Why do we use smart answers? It’s because Words Have Power! Why are we concise and precise with language? It’s because Words Have Power! The teachers in the department, the media center specialist, and the instructional coach all had sweatshirts made that declare the motto as another reminder to students of how powerful language can be.