Lift Up Student of the Month: Lillian Miller #LiftUp101

The BPS101 community has been challenged to lift up others in our District and community and spread kindness and positivity through the #LiftUp101 Kindness Challenge. As part of the challenge, teachers in all buildings have been invited to nominate a student who exemplifies the #LiftUp101 Kindness Challenge. During the months of Feb., March, and April, one student is being randomly selected out of all of the nominees and recognized as “Lift Up Student of the Month.”

This March, Lillian Miller, a 6th-grade student at Rotolo Middle School was named Lift Up Student of the Month. Lillian was nominated by RMS English Language Arts Teacher Jenny Kanaris. Check out the surprise presentation by BPS101 Superintendent Dr. Lisa Hichens, AGS Music Teacher Mary Jensen, and Ms. Kanaris ...

"Everyone needs lifting up! Everyone has a bad day at some point," said Lily.

"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.

Congratulations Lily! You are a great role model.

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