The last week of April was a busy time–juniors took the ACT, sophomores and freshmen took the ACT Aspire tests. This week also was Happy’s annual Kindness Week.
HAPPY is a club at the high school that promotes anti-bullying, good relationships, suicide and other topics. They bring in the guest speaker at the beginning of the year. The big activity they plan every year is Kindness Week. This year’s Kindness Week took place Monday April, 27 through Friday May 1. HAPPY has been planning this event since February.
Wednesday was “Chain Reaction Day” and RESPECT training. The chain reaction involved necklaces that encouraged the students to do or say something kind. Students then passed the beads to someone else throughout the day. The club also had Missy McClain, who is the RESPECT Coordinator from Akron Children’s Hospital, speak during the lunch periods. Her topic for the day was “Happily Ever After…5 Keys to a Healthy Relationships.” Teachers could bring their classes or send study hall students during the periods to the library and hear the presentation.