Recently, S. KMMA has setup a Google+ account. They regularly make positive general comments to fellow students and they also target random students with personalized compliments about their school work, cloths, or good attitude. Last week they bought about 375 pieces of gum and other candy, wrote 375 positive notes, and taped the candy and note to every student locker after everyone had left. Unfortunately, a few students came in early and stole maybe a dozen pieces of candy. It happened near my classroom, so I was lucky enough to hear a few students immediately offer their candy to those who had had theirs stolen. It was a powerful moment.
S. KMMA is growing. They have absorbed new members and are now beginning to think long-term. How will this group survive once the current students go to high school? They are also trying to think bigger. How can they make a HUGE difference for student who really need it? How can they expand out of the school? Its all exciting, especially because this was 100% student driven. I only report and support. We really do have some amazing things happening at our 1 to 1 school here in the tiny town of Wabash, Indiana.