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Sharing kindness is the way of the Falcons, and the staff at Elkhorn Valley are making sure to recognize these acts of kindness.
Elkhorn Valley School Counselor, Carey Hahne told about how “Sharing Kindness Falcon Style” began. During her character education classes, Hahne and others discussed kindness and how to recognize students’ actions during school. As a group they talked about how being kind “fills other’s buckets,” and when an individual is kind, they don’t expect anything in return.
Hahne said, “When we throw out kindness, like a boomerang, it comes back to you.”
At Elkhorn Valley, the staff has taken the time to recognize student’s actions. This year, the school is trying to transform the idea of “going to the principal’s office” into a good thing. The goal is to have a way for Principal Darin Hahne and Superintendent Keith Leckron to have the chance to see students for the good they have done, not just focusing on the poor choices. This also gives the administration the chance to get more involved with the students, and see what is happening everyday. Recognizing the acts of kindness has given the school a better atmosphere.
“I love when I’ve brought down kids down for pictures, they don’t always know what act of kindness is being celebrated. Kids are just doing kind things, knowing it’s the right thing to do… and if they get “caught,” it’s just a bonus,” Hahne explained.