Baker Prairie Middle School students put caring into action
Baker Prairie Middle School teachers and students recently responded to a challenge to put caring into action.
The challenge came as part of the school's Character Strong curriculum, which is in the second year of implementation, according to Principal Jennifer Turner.
Each week, students, staff and families are given a "character dare."
A recent dare was to put caring into action, from creating to delivering. And Baker Prairie staff and students rose to the challenge.
Turner shared a few examples.
Teacher Emanuel Hemsi's advisory students made a poster to thank Cristina Lopez, a bilingual instructional assistant at the school.
Emily Conklin's advisory students wrote positive notes for residents at Hope Village Assisted Living, like "You can do this." The notes were then adhered to a poster and delivered to the facility.
Dana Shores' advisory students made a poster thanking school counselor, Kate Shively.
"Thank you for always being so caring and thoughtful for us students," Rashlee Bael said in her note for Shively's poster.
Kelly Carlos Freeman's advisory students created a caring and empathy poster with tidbits about how they put caring into action. One student helps an older friend with their yardwork. Another translates for their grandmother.
Finally, Brooke Cates' advisory students filled a basket with goodies and notes for Turner.
According to Turner, these examples represent only a small sample of Baker Prairie students' acts of caring.
"BPMS students continue to be amazing humans doing thoughtful acts to support one another and those in our community," Turner said.
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