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Kindness Week brings Dragons together to share their spirit for the community

Rihanna Samples
With an emphasis on connection, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) had its annual Kindness Week spanning from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15. The Associated Student Body (ASB) had daily activities for students including decorating the halls with hundreds of color-coordinated hearts with students’ names for Valentine’s Day.

Kindness and love was stirred around Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) during Kindness Week, which was held from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2024. Kindness Week was planned and organized and set up by the Associated Student Body (ASB).

I felt really brought together by the [paper hearts], and the stress balls definitely relieved some of my stress.

— Rylie Hannah ‘26

ASB student Naomi Shwartz ’26 said, “In the beginning of the school year we noticed a lack of participation in the spirit weeks, especially when we were asking people to dress up … so we wanted to focus on giving them simple things.”

Monday, Feb. 12, was Clothespins Day, where ASB handed out clothes pins with various compliments written on them. Dragons were putting them on their bags to show their spirit, and giving them out to their friends.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, ASB coordinated with the Wellness Center to host a craft activity. Students had the opportunity to go to the Wellness Center and make an anti-anxiety stress ball for the week.

In a week full of kindness, Ian Clayton ’25 and Spencer Jones ’25 locate their names among those of their classmates posted outside of Foothill Tech’s black box. Throughout the week, ASB set up events such as writing positive statements on clips and encouraging students to clip them onto someone random to share kindness. Foothill Tech’s ASB also cut out paper hearts, wrote every student’s name and taped it around campus grouped by grade level. (Luigirey Guce)

Wednesday, Feb. 14, brought Valentine’s Day to campus. ASB set up paper hearts all over the school containing students’ names. They were separated by the grade that students were in, making it easier to find each heart. Students seemed to like this day, because nearly all the hearts were gone by the end of it.

The last day of the school week, Thursday, Feb. 15, ASB sent out digital candy grams for all students to share and spread kindness around campus, helping ASB in their initial goal for the week.

Zac Crist ‘24 said, “It [paper hearts] exposed me to some of the names of the people at my school that I didn’t know before … the compliments clips [that] they had around school made me feel happy and welcomed … doing things like this makes the students themselves feel better and by doing that they can have a sense of accomplishment that creates a better community.”

Kindness Week encouraged participation as it provided students with everything, instead of themes that have seen low turnout in the past. The main goal of the week to give the students something to look forward to in the school day, improving morale.

At the end of the week, Foothill Tech students left to go home with the boosted feeling of kindness and love, preparing them for the long four-day weekend.

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Aubrey Alderman
Aubrey Alderman, Reporter
First-year news reporter.
Rihanna Samples
Rihanna Samples, Multimedia Editor
A junior who is constantly looking at the world through the lens of a camera.
Luigirey Guce
Luigirey Guce, Photographer
I'm a junior photographer who enjoys playing basketball and listening to Drake. :)

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