Leave a Footprint of Kindness Everywhere

In recent years, the media has illuminated the increasing incidents of bullying taking place in schools and the harsh psychological consequences that can ensue. The Middle School Kindness Challenge is a great avenue to teach students in-depth about kindness and positive choices. We particularly liked that it would be a…

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All It Takes is One Kind Gesture

As educators, we are responsible for teaching the whole child. This includes academics, wellness, and character. When schools are full of caring kids, they are free to learn. When students feel safe because of the culture, they are more wiling to take risks, helping them reach their fullest potential. This…

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How Our Students’ Perspectives Changed

The objectives of the Challenge mirror the qualities we value here at Crispell: kindness, acceptance and inclusion. We participated in the Middle School Kindness Challenge in the Fall of 2017, and after having an overwhelmingly positive, we decided to accept it again in the Fall of 2018.I believe the best…

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Middle School Kindness Challenge Finalists for Fall 2018 Cycle

Today, Stand for Children is pleased to announce that 10 schools from across the country are National Finalists of the Middle School Kindness Challenge (MSKC). The schools are: Crispell Middle School – Pine Bush, New YorkGeneral John Stricker Middle School – Baltimore, MarylandHampton Bays Middle School – Hampton Bays, New YorkKernodle…

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