Ninth graders at Frenship are choosing to have good attitudes and encouraging others to do the same by using space on their campus to promote a positive message.
In September, ninth grade students participated in a program called Rachel’s Challenge that creates a school culture that’s less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence. As a result of the program, the FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club was formed.
The FOR Club met for the first time in September and in their initial meeting, students came up with 10-15 ways to promote positivity around their campus. One of the ways was through a “Positive Post It” wall in the commons area where students can take or leave a sticky note with a positive message.
“During a few lunch periods, different FOR Club members wrote positive messages and made a poster to catch students’ attention,” said Traci Carr, NGC Media Specialist. “The positive notes are meant to encourage anyone that needs it. Anyone can come by and take a note, and anyone can add a note to the wall.”
Various messages can be seen on the sticky notes including:
- I have the power to make this world a better place.
- The hurts always passes.
- Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
- Only you can control your future.
- Just keep being yourself.
- You are amazing. You are brave. You are strong.
“I have seen students stop by at different times throughout the year to take a note or to add one to the wall,” said Carr. “I’ve also seen students grab a note to give to someone else they have seen struggling.”