Treating people with love

District to partake in kindness initiative


Aiden Gonzalez

Kindness week will kick off on Monday, Feb. 8 with ‘Kind to our Loved Ones’ where students and staff can wear jerseys.

Kindness week will kick off on Monday, Feb. 8 with ‘Kind to our Loved Ones’ where students and staff can wear jerseys and ends on Friday, Feb. 12 with ‘Kind to our Educators’ where they can wear red and pink colors. 

During this week, students K-12 throughout the district can engage in activities promoting kindness and partake in challenges every day.

“Each day of kindness week, students and staff will focus on being kind to themselves and the people around them [including] educators, family, friends and neighbors, with inspirational quotes and challenges,” StuCo adviser Allison Stamey said.

From the cancelation of the annual Kindness Convocation to hosting virtual meetings, kindness week is going to be organized differently compared to the past few years. In the wake of the COVID-19, kindness week has been modified to meet the required safety precautions.

“High fives and hugs aren’t safe right now, so they focused on making the challenges more virtual like texting, making a playlist, emailing, posting on social media, etc.,” senior StuCo vice president Jennifer Montoya said. 

Quarantined students still have opportunities to take part in kindness week. Those wishing to participate can do so on social media by using #LISDBEKIND.

“I think having organizations be more active on their social media, such as Instagram and Twitter, and coming up with kindness tasks for the day would be a good way to have the students who are virtual still be a part of kindness week,” junior StuCo historian Olivia McMillian said.  

Despite the adjustments, students are determined to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic. 

“I have hope this year’s kindness week will genuinely boost the students’ morale and make them happier,” McMillian said. “I feel like we’re all in need of that in moments like this.”