Gwinnett teacher draws caring chalk messages to nearby students

Good News Notes: “As the lone science teacher at Berkeley Lake Elementary, Kathy Bentley teaches all 798 children at the school. From pre-school to fifth grade, she supplements the lessons from their main teacher with hands-on experiments and additional activities like maintaining the school garden and hatching butterfly eggs. And while right now the learning…

FSU students create map of kindness to spread positivity during pandemic

Good News Notes: “Two students at Florida State University are sharing positivity with a world negatively impacted by Covid-19. Students Gabby Cintron and Vinita Akula, from the FSU College of Medicine, have created the website ‘Kindness Amid the Coronavirus.’ The new site is dedicated to tracking stories of kindness from around the globe.” View the…

Students Accept Chain of Reaction Kindness Challenge

 Good News Notes: “Students at Sage Elementary School cheered, danced and screamed as they pledged to start a chain reaction of kindness at their school. During a school assembly Wednesday morning, Sage students listened to Rachel’s Challenge representative Meichelle Gibson speak about Rachel Joy Scott and how the chain of kindness movement started. According to…

Students Develop Recycling Robot at MakeHarvard

Good News Notes: “A trash recycling robot named GARI was recently developed by a team of Illinois Wesleyan University students during MakeHarvard, a 24-hour engineering make-a-thon hosted by Harvard University.” View the whole story here: https://www.iwu.edu/news/2020/students-develop-recycling-robot-at-makeharvard.html

Students at O’Quinn School gather toys for Kids Comfort Kits

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, Mount Pleasant Police Department and the O’Quinn School came together to gather stuffed animals that had been collected by the students of the school. The animals will be used in Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy’s Kids Comfort Kits. Kids Comfort Kits are bags that are given to first…

Leesburg High School Construction Students Celebrate Successes

Good News Notes: “Leesburg High construction students celebrated with their community Friday at a dry-in ceremony for the house they’ve been building with Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter since the start of the school year. Dozens of community members and partners attended the dry-in, held in the partially built home at 107 North 12th St. to mark the completion of…

Oskaloosa High School students spread random acts of kindness

Good News Notes: “Oskaloosa High School students visited nursing and assisted living homes last week to spend some quality time with residents during the holiday season during their Random Acts of Kindness Week. This is the second year that Oskaloosa High School Student Council has taken on the Random Acts of Kindness Week. The idea…

Students create comfort pillows for patients in hospice care

Good News Notes: “A third grade class from Marcy Elementary school helped give to terminally ill patients this holiday season. It all started back in 2005 when Miss Tucci lost her father in hospice care. During his time there, she noticed that there was a need for comfort pillows, so she decided to have her…

Time To Think: Students Find Meditation, Mindfulness Help Them Calm Stress

Good News Notes: “At George Washington High School in Denver, in the dance room, a couple of dozen students sit in chairs in a half-circle, silent, feet on the floor, eyes closed. Instructor Beverly Jacobson speaks softly.” “It’s Mindful Monday, a new part of the students’ physical education class where Jacobson uses the Inner Strength…