Can A Short Note In A School Locker Make A Difference? Yes!!

A student came to me yesterday and asked if she could speak to me outside of class.  As we went out she started to cry.  Her grandfather had passed away the day before and that is why she was away from school.  She wanted to tell me that when she came back that morning she found a note in her locker that said “The best is yet to come!” from The Coyote (our school mascot).  She then told me how this short note had made her day and wanted me to thank the leadership class responsible.  I share this story with her permission.

One of our Sr. Leadership classes came up with the idea to put a positive note in each student’s locker this week from the Coyote.  I thought it sounded like a great idea.  Who knew the impact it would have on this student.  It made me think that the positive things we do in schools do make a difference in a way that sometimes we never know.  Keep on doing what you do.

Here are some samples of the student notes:

Think positive and positive things will happen

The best is yet to come

Enjoy the little things in life … for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things

So much to study, so little time (we feel you) GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re probably right

You have to accept whatever comes; the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and give all that you’ve got

If plan A fails remember you have 25 letters left

Your’re just like bacon, you make everything better! (one of my favourites)

Remember the compliments you receive and forget the insults, you’re awesome

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