Wildcat Wellness

February 16, 2023

Random Acts of Kindness Week!

February 13th-19th is Random Acts of Kindness Week! One small act of kindness can have a great BIG impact on others around you. Your random acts of kindness may benefit one person, a large group, or a whole community. Acts can be informal and simple. Most of us live busy lives and don't take the time to think about small acts of kindness that we could do for those around us. In such a world, it is important for us to constantly be reminded to be kind to one another and to give others hope whenever we can. Showing kindness is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have – it’s usually totally free, but the benefits you gain back are enormous.

So, what are some small gestures that show kindness to others?

  1. Smile at, or say hello to a stranger.
  2. Compliment somebody when they least expect it.
  3. Hold the door open for somebody.
  4. Pay for the next person in line’s coffee or snack.
  5. Donate your time to volunteer efforts.
  6. Help out an elderly neighbor or relative with their groceries.
  7. Call a friend to check-in.
  8. Donate old clothing, or canned food, to those who need it most.
  9. Give up your seat on the subway to someone who might need it more.
  10. Always say ‘thank you, no matter how small the action.

We challenge you throughout the rest of this week to show kindness to others however you choose to do so. Remember that your small gesture can have a huge impact. Always remember to BE KIND.

Student Support Staff Share Kindness at Nelson and Caldwell Elementary

SCS Student Support Team had the opportunity to read and share kindness with students at Nelson Elementary School & Caldwell Elementary School! Here are a few titles we recommend to help teach kids lessons on the impact of showing kindness to others.

  • "Be Kind" by Pat Zietlow Miller
  • "The Invisible Boy" by Patrice Barton
  • "The Cool Beans" by Jory John
  • "Kindness is my Superpower" by Alicia Ortego
  • "A Little Spot of Kindness" by Diane Alber
  • "Superbuns!: Kindness is her Superpower" by Diane Kredensor


Over the month of February, staff and students have been asked to submit their randoms acts of kindness for a chance to win prizes. The winning student will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card sponsored by SCS Student Support. While RefinedLook Spa has generously donated at $50 spa gift card to the winner of the staff kindness challenge. Winners will be chosen February 17th and featured in our March newsletter.

January Self Care Challenge

Danya Venable was the winner of our January Self Care Challenge. She won a $25 Publix gift card sponsored by SCS Student Support. Congrats to Danya and thank you to all who participated!


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Scottsboro City Schools Student Support Staff

Kennington Smith, LMSW (256) 218-2127

Kim Wilhelm, LICSW, PIP (256) 218-2150

Rachel Cook, LBSW (256) 218-2145

The Science of Kindness
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