Kindness Challenge Week Celebration at DGS

Dunlap Grade School celebrated The Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 25th-29th. The goal of the week was simple: Spread Kindness. The week was part of a national movement to develop empathy and foster kindness in schools and the community. You can read more at


The week was filled with many special activities; including:

  • A Kindness Proclamation by Major of Peoria, Jim Ardis
  • A special respect assembly by community advocate and speaker, Carl Canon
  • An all school Kindness Rocks photograph
  • Daily Kindness Precepts at morning announcements
  • Service and Leadership Club Student Greeters at morning drop-off
  • Parent Guest Readers at lunch time that read books focused on lessons in empathy and kindness
  • Kindness Matters Pencils and Bracelets
  • Chain Link Fence Decorating
  • Collaborative art project by all students that is now displayed in the hallway
  • Kindness Technology projects
  • 5th Grade production of a Kindness Video
  • All school kind act paper chain
  • Daily themed dress up days
  • Food Truck for teachers and staff
  • Kindness Kits delivered to district staff members

You can watch videos highlighting the week at DGS at:

We look forward to taking the momentum from Kindness Week to continue to develop kindness and empathy amongst our staff and students at DGS!

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