More Intentional Acts of Kindness from Hixson Middle School

I am always proud of the ways our student population finds to be supportive of others. We see this most notably during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through Winter Break. I am proud to share some of the ways our students continue to support our and other communities locally and around the globe.

We know from our work with Rachel's Challenge that giving and kindness can start a chain reaction. We also have know that generosity doesn't always have to be in the form of giving money.

Helping Hands
Mrs. Davis, our receptionist, and some seventh graders, have formed an after school group called Helping Hands. Helping Hands is collecting donations to support those in need in our community.

Shoes to Water
Our StuCo will be working with the community as well on the Shoeman Water Projects. StuCo will be collecting shoes to donate to this project. Funds generated from the export of shoes provide well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and hand pump repair in regions where clean water is challenging to maintain. Click here for more information on this project.

Hixson Kindness Challenge Book Donations
Parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff donated the books Each Kindness and Wonder to Hixson Middle School so that we might donate these books to the libraries of other schools in the district. In this way, Hixson was able to join our fellow schools in a chain reaction of kindness.

Day of Silence
This Friday, 4/11, members of our GSA and other allies will be participating in an annual Day of Silence. Students who choose to participate are silent to draw attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying, and harassment in schools. For more information on the Day of Silence, click here.