Kids Make Kindness More Than Just a Thoughtless Gesture
January 15, 2021
The Fair Grove Middle School has many different clubs; they have clubs for the arts, hobbies, and many other things, now they also have the addition of the Kids being Kind Club.
The club meetings are an opportunity for middle school kids to come together and talk about what they can do to show kindness to others. Some outreaches of the club have been times such as when the students were given a pad of sticky notes and wrote random, kind notes to students and staff in the middle school building, as well as when the club members decorated the school for Christmas.
Mrs. Leopold, the kindness club sponsor, said that she, “Wanted a club that could spread joy and kindness throughout our building; something the students could be a part of and feel good about.”
The club also wrote letters to the hospital COVID-19 ward staff thanking them for all they have done during the pandemic. They have held fundraisers to raise money for projects (such as donating money to non-profit organizations and gifts for teachers, admin, and staff for Christmas). The club has ordered tulips and planted them in front of the middle school during Red Ribbon Week – these tulips bloom every April as a reminder to stay away from drugs and alcohol. Mrs. Leopold and the club also have been planning and working on other events to take place as we enter into spring.
The MS kindness club was created during the 2019-2020 school year; it is a club designed to spread kindness among the school and community. It’s open to 5th-8th graders, and they meet every Tuesday after school till 4:30, in the middle school commons. You don’t have to do anything special to join the club, however, you should keep in mind why you want to join.
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees,” A quote from Amelia Earhart that accurately portrays what the kindness club is about.