Growing pains we experience in middle school can feel like there's nowhere to turn. Staff members gave these kids an option.
While students were enjoying their summer vacations, teachers and staff at Warren Middle School Forney ISD in Texas were busy at work in the school bathroom.
Educators came in on their own time over the summer break to transform an ordinary middle school bathroom into a bright, positive space. Drawing inspiration from social media, the teachers painted positive messages on each bathroom stall.
"A lot of them address things that we hear on a day-to-day basis: 'Everyone else's life's perfect' or 'They get this, and I don't get that,'" said the school's Assistant Principal Kristy Mach.
The messages encourage students to be themselves.
Just a few weeks into the school year, the culture of positivity has spread. Mach said students can feel a difference.
School is not easy for kids just like work isn’t easy for adults. God bless and well wishes to all the children and teens on their way to the next school year.
written by: Danielle Barker, Humankind