The Hopatcong Borough Schools became a Kindness Certified School District for the second year in a row, after all school took part in the Great Kindness Challenge from January 23-27, 2017.
The kick-off celebration for the week began with the message "Catch the Wave of Kindness" and staff and students dressed in vacation wear! Husdon Maxim students competed in the Great Kindness Challenge by filling out the KINDness Checklist with ideas to spread kind acts and also by bringing in pop tabs to donate to the local Ronald McDonald House charities.
Students were able to follow the arrows that were posted throughout Hudson Maxim School all week. Each arrow specified a different act of kindness to complete, such as smile at 25 people or say good morning. The kindness walks following the arrows of kind deeds helped each student participate in the challenge!
This year, students at Hudson Maxim School also painted rocks as part of the KINDNESS FOR CHRISTOPHER D. MOVEMENT. School counselor, Lisa Schuffenhauer, was inspired by Mrs. Arbolino's 4th grade class at Netcong Elementary School and brought the idea to Hudson Maxim. All students at Hudson Maxim painted rocks and wrote words of kindness, along with Christopher's number, 86. As the students take their rocks home, they will continue to share kindness with their family, friends and community!The Hopatcong Borough Schools became a Kindness Certified School District for the second year in a row, after all school took part in the Great Kindness Challenge from January 23-27, 2017.