The students throughout the Whitman-Hanson school district are showing kindness and spreading love to one another and the community this Valentine’s Day.
Kelly Tanis advisor for the National Honor Society at Whitman Hanson will be hosting an intimate gathering with a French twist with students from the French club. Another program the NHS has been involved with is “Buckets of Love.”
For the last several years they have carried a tradition of bringing Valentine’s and smiles to a local nursing home. In past years they have chosem a facility with a connection to a student in the group.
This year they will head to Weymouth to play French trivia, puzzles, and snacks to spread love.
In “Buckets of Love,” students were responsible individually or in a group to fill a bucket with items (from a list of age appropriate toys and necessities) that will be donated to a South Shore homeless shelter.
The project involved approximately 22 students and the group was preparing the packages Feb. 11 to be delivered for Valentine’s Day.
“What makes me happiest is seeing how interested the students have been in giving back. I am proud and they are proud to be part of it. The feeling is amazing,” said Tanis.
The students are not being individually recognized for the project it is modest within the NHS, she said.
Teacher Ellen Galambos also posted photos on Twitter following a project with her calligraphy club at W-H. The handmade hand-written Valentine Cards were created finished and dropped off to the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth to brighten the days of others.
The Happiness Crusaders at the Conley School will be planting seeds of affirmation and love inside the elementary school as they greet the morning busses with a tunnel of love.
Fourth-grade teacher Kerri Doherty, who oversees the Crusaders Club said the purpose of the group is to spread love, joy and kindness in school and in the community.
Studies have shown the quickest way to feel better is to do for others and Valentine’s Day will be full of good cheer as she and approximately 12 Crusaders will hold pompons and affirmation cards that read: “You are special,” “You are unique,” and “You are loved,” to name a few of the encouraging statements.
Staff at the Duval School will be on the lookout for students showing kindness to a friend. They are giving out pink hearts to recognize students.
“We are hoping this will encourage empathy by helping others in need,” Assistant Principal Mary Beth Teebagy said.
The Boosterthon Team will also be delivering positive messages and kindness cards from the Duval students to children at Boston Children’s Hospital.