(Posted Jan. 27, 2020)
Sometimes middle schoolers need a little reminding.
In an effort to reinforce student self-worth, promote a positive school climate, and bring unity to a population that often feels alone, London Middle School is literally reminding students #whyyoumatter.
Students returned from winter break to a school with hallways lined with pictures of the entire student and staff population holding inspirational messages of why they believed they mattered. The pictures were taken in November and, with the help of Peters Photography, made into mini posters.
The project is the brainchild of London Middle School health and physical education teacher, Adam Haman. Haman was inspired by a Michigan school that completed a similar project.
“I truly feel it is much tougher to be a kid these days, especially a teenager. With all the negativity in the world, we could all use some positivity in our lives with a daily reminder that we all have a purpose and reason for being here,” he said.
The posters will remain up for the rest of the year and will be replaced each year with pictures of current students.
Parents and the community are invited to a Gallery Walk to view the positive messages during spring parent-teacher conferences, set for 1-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Cookies and other refreshments will be provided.
London Middle School is located at 270 E. Keny Blvd.