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Heritage Elementary Takes on the Challenge

Students Commit to 5,000 Random Acts of Kindness

September 5, 2019 — In an effort to make the world around them a better place, students at Heritage Elementary have committed to being kind this school year, and beyond.

Principals speaks to large group of students in gym
“In an effort to educate the whole child, the Heritage community is focused on meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of every child,” Heritage Principal Toby Maxson said. “The PTA and staff intentionally surround our students with positive words of affirmation and an emphasis on kindness.”
To kick-off this important initiative, Heritage hosted a Kindness Week, celebrating kindness in different ways every day.
Large group of students point across the gymnasium
Each day of the week was noted as a dress-up day: Tuesday, Unite for Kindness in purple; Wednesday, Team Up With a New Friend in team shirts; Thursday, Let Kindness Shine in neon and sparkles; and Friday, Embrace our Differences in mix-matched clothing.
Near the week’s end, the Heritage Hawks PTA helped bring in a guest speaker to inspire more kindness for every student.
Guest speaker Brian Williams talks into mic in front of large group of elementary students
Brian Williams, of Think Kindness, shared stories from his background in martial arts to invite students to be “Kindness Ninjas” in their everyday lives.
Student talks into mic with guest speaker and other students looking
He also brought a challenge to Heritage: In the next 15 days, complete 5,000 random acts of kindness. Not 5, not 50, not 500, but 5,000.
With their friends by their side, Heritage students happily accepted the challenge.
“I am excited to see how our students rise to the challenge,” Maxson said. “Go, Hawks!”

Heritage Elementary is a Highland Village, Texas elementary school serving Pre-K through 5th graders in the
Lewisville Independent School District. Follow Heritage on Facebook and Twitter to see more student experiences throughout the school year or visit Best Schools in Texas for more information about joining the Lewisville ISD family.