be nice. Activities & Awareness

Activities and awareness days are a great way to create a positive and supportive environment for students struggling with their mental health. It's also a great way to promote the be nice. way of life and keep the program sustainable within the school and classroom. Below are some idea.
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be nice. Schools

We have be nice. rockstars all over West Michigan, and it was nice of them to share their videos with everyone! Check out what's happening with be nice. around West Michigan.

Staff and 

Staff buy-in is important when implementing the be nice. Action Plan. Here are some tips on how to best engage staff! 

Check out these fun activities that are sure to get your students speaking and thinking the be nice. Language! There's everything from videos to classroom activities.

Check out what is happening on social media with be nice. leadership groups. This is a great way for students to spread the be nice. message!

Check out these awesome ideas from schools

Orchard View Middle School
Orchard View MS goes virtual with the be nice. pledge!
The pledge reads: 
I pledge to notice what is good, what is right and when someone needs a friend. I pledge to invite myself to reach out, to make a new friend. I pledge to challenge others to be kind, respectful and civil. I pledge to empower others through my support, my words and my friendship. be nice.!
Notre Dame Preparatory
Check out this awesome bulletin board Notre Dame Prep leadership students put up in the hallway. A great activity to engage and empower others to notice what is good!!
Fennville High School
Fennville High School leadership students sent out this be nice. Blast to all students right before the Holiday Break! What a great way to EMPOWER each other!!
Notre Dame Preparatory
ACT OF KINDNESS - Students from Notre Dame Prep left thank you notes and candy canes on employees cars at Troy Beaumont Hospital!
White Cloud
Junior High
White Cloud Junior High students wrote positive messages on sticky notes and filled the lockers with positivity!
White Cloud 
Junior High
Paw Paw Early Elementary
Paw Paw Early Elementary tried out the Thankful Turkey Feathers Activity and displayed their artwork in the hallway!
Diversity/Equality Pumpkins
Let's NOTICE what makes us all unique
Caledonia Community Scarecrow Contest: 
Winning entry--  Kraft Meadows MS be nice Team
I AM WALL at Kraft Meadows MS
Kraft Meadows MS Staff rockin their be nice. shirts
Central Elementary (in Grandville) hosted a "Spirit Week" and included the Action Plan!
Check out their spirit week schedule.

Monday: Be noticed, wear Hawaiian!

Tuesday: Take a risk with Crazy Hair

Wednesday: accept the challenge - sports day

Thursday: Take care of yourself and others, have a comfy PJ day!

Friday: Bulldog Gear day


We sent postcards to the entire Freshman class as a part of ongoing efforts to help students feel connected. Research indicates that feelings of connection within a community are a protective factor for mental health.


One of the be nice. students said, "It felt so good to write these!! This was such a cool opportunity. Thanks!" The students who took part in writing the notes found that they were encouraged in the process as well. Here are some pictures of our students preparing and sending the good news:)

During the month of January the students came up with one word resolutions for 2020 and we posted them in the hallway!
Lincoln Park Elementary rocking it out on some of the winter activities!
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349 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503    


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