"I nominated Lily because she always includes others and makes people feel welcome," said Ms. Kanaris (right) with Lily, Mrs. Jensen (far left) and Dr. Hichens. Ms. Kanaris also shared that her team of students was challenged with doing a positive or kind act. Lily suggested that the RMS LMC host a bookmark event where students could decorate bookmarks with inspiring quotations or cheerful comments to help make students feel great. The LMC thought it was a great idea and made it happen.
Here are some sample bookmarks that came from Lily's bright idea ...
As a reminder for students about the importance of lifting up others and how one act of kindness can go a long way, 101 ideas are posted in the 6th-grade wing at Rotolo Middle School.
Every time a sixth-grade student lifts someone up, a link is added to a chain. RMS Principal Bryan Zwemke (pictured) is one of only a few who can actually reach the chain, which brightens up a 6th-grade hallway.