Kindness: It’s What Really Matters

Kindness: It’s What Really Matters
Posted on 09/14/2016

During this year’s Opening Day Ceremony for our entire staff, we watched a moving video of our colleagues sharing "What Really Matters."

Staying focused on what really matters helps ensure that we know to call upon our core values when things get hard. Our school community has weathered some storms over the last 3 weeks, but none so painful as when one of our students dies by suicide. Several Mason High School sophomores saw that pain, and felt moved to help us heal by focusing on “What Really Matters.” On August 31, MHS students and staff were greeted with thousands of heartfelt messages of hope and healing - thanks to these kind sophomores for reaching out: Anna Aronson, Erica English, Michelle Crispin, Ellie Uematsu & Jessica Morse (who is not even a MHS student, but wanted to help.) Their movement has gone national, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the reminder that we all can make a difference - just by taking the time to acknowledge the specialness that lies in each of us. WCPO, Mason High students plan heartwarming surprise in memory of classmate

ABC News, After Student’s Suicide, Students Leave Encouraging Notes on Over 3,600 Lockers in Ohio High School

The Today Show, Students Comfort Their Grieving High School with Locker Notes for Every Kid

September is Suicide Prevention Month. During the week of September 26th, Mason High School will encourage Acts of Kindness each day, and will join the #HopeIs challenge. If someone you know needs help, call the 24-hour Warren County Crisis Hotline: 1-877-695-NEED, or use our SafeSchools Tipline.

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