The second annual “Dude, Be Nice” week will take place the week of March 4-8. With the help of LARK [Lovejoy Act of Random Kindness] members, Student Council has planned a series of events to spread kindness and friendliness.
“Often schools focus on ‘anti-’ programs, such as anti-bullying,” Student Council president Evie McGowan said. “With ‘Dude, Be Nice’ our aim is to not only say, ‘Don’t bully,’ but to go a step further and challenge students to choose kindness.”
“Dude, Be Nice” week comes from an national organization that strives to build a community of kindness and compassion. Student Council and LARK plans to get all student and faculty involved.
“We will kick off the week with a pep rally,” said Audrey Supan, senior and LARK president “Our amazing Student Council has a lot of cool activities during lunches that incorporate students, teachers, and admin, and we have some awesome surprises that we cannot wait to reveal.”
Activities ranging from a sticky note wall to challenges on Twitter will take place throughout the week. One day students will receive pens to participate in writing thank you notes.
“It [Dude, Be Nice] was a hit last year, and this year it will be even bigger and better,” McGowan said. “The Student Council has worked diligently with [assistant principal] Julie Hirsh to improve upon last year’s ideas. I can’t wait to see everything unfold.”