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Newport-Mesa High Schools Students Clean up Local Beach as part of Kindness Week
Posted 12/6/19

NMUSD Beach Cleanup

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) high schools celebrated Kindness Week through a student-driven campaign which included a week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness that spread into the community. 

“Meeting the social and emotional needs of each student requires an environment that prioritizes a climate of kindness – not just for students but for our entire community,” said Director of Student Services Dr. Phil D’Agostino “We strive to be the place where students feel safe, valued and encouraged to develop a global sense of community,” he said.

Kindness Photo Collage

All high schools celebrated kindness on their campuses and in the community by participating in a variety of themed activities, workshops, assemblies and collaborating on a districtwide beach cleanup. Below is a list of some of the events that took place throughout the District:

  • Kindness themed games at lunch
  • Personalized kindness grams for students and staff that were hand-delivered throughout the week 
  • Kindness towards staff by hosting gratitude breakfasts and lunches
  • Kindness assemblies presented by motivational speakers
  • School-wide personalized kindness hearts posted throughout campus
  • Kindness signs and messages posted throughout campuses 
  • Kindness wristbands for students
  • Blood drives as an act of kindness to save lives
  • Kindness toward the environment by providing reusable water bottles to students and the Beach Cleanup

Kindness Week was an opportunity to help students make a connection between their actions and the consequences of those actions, as well as what impact they have on the world around them. 

“Seeing our students excited about being involved in spreading kindness in everything they do is inspiring!”   said Corona del Mar Teacher and Activities Director Michael Dobyns. “It’s a reminder to our schools that anyone can make a positive change or difference in someone’s life,” he said.

NMUSD Beach Cleanup

Students were pleased with the beach cleanup turnout and are excited to see how this initiative develops and grows in years to come.

In continuing with the commitment to kindness we challenge each of you to join our District by simply posting your acts of kindness on social media using #Kindness1Billion in support of the Orange County Department of Education’s One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative. If you post on Facebook or Twitter, please tag us @nmusd.

Stay tuned for more special stories of everyday kindness throughout our district! 

Kindness Week Event Photos

Kindness Photo Collage