Student Council has created the Watson P.R.I.D.E. Initiative to promote positivity and kindness within the building. The club sponsor, Mrs. Brittany Perry, explained more about the initiative.
“P.R.I.D.E. stands for positivity, respect, integrity, determination, and empathy. Basically, it’s a whole school initiative that we were trying to kick off and just promote some positivity this year, especially with everything that’s so different,” Perry said.
Each month, there is a school-wide focus on one letter of P.R.I.D.E. and the word that it represents. Positivity and respect have already had their month of focus, and students are currently focused on integrity.
“For positivity, the [students] went on the announcements and gave a positive quote of the day, and we decorated the school with posters around the school with a positive quote. For R, we focused on respect and we have a bulletin board that says ‘snow some respect.’ They made some snowflakes and then they gave a different way you can show some respect,” Perry said.
The month of February’s focus is integrity. The student council members are promoting integrity throughout the school and teaching other students what the word means.
“They’re trying to tell everybody that integrity is showing an act of kindness without getting something special like a special prize, just out of the goodness of your heart. They’re going on the announcements this week letting [other students] know what integrity is and then they are also giving an example of an act of kindness that you can do,” Perry said.
Along with the P.R.I.D.E. Initiative, Student Council is doing a kindness tree. The kindness tree is a display on the wall that will have hearts added to it when students are kind. The tree blossoms more and more with acts of kindness.
“During their indoor recess, anyone can fill out a heart and it has their name, their teacher’s name, and they can either draw for our younger kids or they can write what they did that was kind. We’re going to display it on a big tree,” Perry said.