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Teacher organizes sticky-note ‘act of kindness’

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Teacher organizes sticky-note ‘act of kindness’

Sticky note in hand, junior Maddie Jarrell tacks a motivational message to a nearby locker third period Dec. 3. The sticky notes were posted on lockers throughout school and the event was organized by teacher Jenise Gorman.

Sticky note in hand, junior Maddie Jarrell tacks a motivational message to a nearby locker third period Dec. 3. The sticky notes were posted on lockers throughout school and the event was organized by teacher Jenise Gorman.

Alexis Perno

Sticky note in hand, junior Maddie Jarrell tacks a motivational message to a nearby locker third period Dec. 3. The sticky notes were posted on lockers throughout school and the event was organized by teacher Jenise Gorman.

Alexis Perno

Alexis Perno

Sticky note in hand, junior Maddie Jarrell tacks a motivational message to a nearby locker third period Dec. 3. The sticky notes were posted on lockers throughout school and the event was organized by teacher Jenise Gorman.

Alexis Perno, News Editor

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Sticky notes bearing encouraging messages adorned the outside of lockers Dec. 3, an event organized by teacher Jenise Gorman. 

“I feel that we need more kindness rather than hearing about negative things going on in the world,” Gorman said. “And especially at the end of the semester when everyone is tired and not wanting to reach their goals, this is just a quick reminder of why you are important, you are special, you are smart, and just a little motivational boost.” 

The sticky notes were posted throughout the school by students.  

“I decided to participate because I feel like around this time of year kids get really stressed out and need some motivation,” junior Maddie Jarrell said. “The most rewarding part about participating was that I knew I was making someone’s day.” 

Gorman said she was inspired by her “Quote of the Week” posted outside her office and hopes someone will read the quote and it make their day. 

“I guess this is just something I do for myself just to keep me inspired and keep me motivated to keep pushing and to not stop until I’ve reached my goal and still keep going after that,” Gorman said. “I think we all need that from time to time and just have a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset, and at times I feel that we tend to be more negative.” 

Gorman said she aims to continue this throughout the year. 

“I wanted this to be part of our culture at Plant,” Gorman said. “Something that’s ongoing, not something that just is for one day and fizzles out. I want this to be something that we continue to use throughout the years.”

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