OMS Students Share Notes Of Kindness
Oskaloosa, Iowa – At times it’s the youngest among us that help to teach us the most valuable lessons. A group of students at Oskaloosa Middle School have been working since January to write a personal note to every student at the middle school, over 500 in all.
The students responsible for the notes are also part of group that helped to bring ‘Kindness Day’ to OMS last year. ‘Kindness Day’ found its roots in 2012 when OMS School Counselor Amanda Hoffman took a group of students to the governors 1st Annual Bullying Prevention Conference.
Ruby Johnson, OMS student and one of those who attended the 1st Annual Bullying Prevention Conference, said, “The locker notes are a follow-up to last year’s Kindness Day. It’s important that random acts of kindness happen all the time. The locker notes let everyone have a reminder of why they matter and are important.”
Hoffman said that the students used their Media Center time to write a personal note, addressed to a specific individual “and contains words of encouragement and praise directed to the specific student”.
OMS students arrived to school on Wednesday to find the yellow notes attached to their locker. Hoffman said that, “Another group of students completed a similar project earlier this year”.
“The goal is to encourage random acts of kindness and caring in our school.”