Jan 27, 2020 – Hudson Falls, N.Y. — Teachers and staff at Hudson Falls Intermediate School are helping to make the Monday morning drudge a bit brighter for their students next week. This morning, students walking into school were greeted by a “Kindness Tunnel” down the main hallway. Teachers, Superintendent Linda Goewey, and other adults from the Hudson Falls community lined with bags of confetti to toss on students. They gave students high-fives and words of encouragement to get the week started well!
“This event has fast become the highlight of my school calendar,” said Superintendent Linda Goewey. “It’s a great reminder that a school is a joyful place!”
This is just one part of the school’s Great Kindness Challenge Week. After the tunnel, students listened to an assembly to hear about their mission for the week. This year, we are supporting the Open Door Mission in Glens Falls, and Open Door President & CEO Kim Cook spoke to the students. Afterward, they will spend five days collecting donations for the mission. At the end of Friday, we will fill a school bus with the kind items they collected, and live-stream the big reveal on our YouTube channel.
“We chose the Open Door Mission because of their incredibly important work in our community,” said Kindness Week Organizer Heather Craner. “What better way to show kindness than to fill a school bus with toiletries, children’s snacks, and other desperately needed items for the shelter.”