hope week

Hope Week starts tomorrow in all 3 Westerville high schools

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The Hope Squads at all three Westerville high schools will kick off Hope Week on Monday, Jan. 22, organizing events and activities that promote hope, spread kindness and raise awareness about suicide prevention.

All Hope Squads across the nation organize an annual Hope Week to spread positivity and give hope to their peers, often during the wintry months of January and February.

At Westerville, Hope Squad groups at each high school are kicking off the week by greeting peers with hot chocolate Monday morning. They have also mapped out lunchtime activities and daily spirit themes for their schools.

Hope Week activities

At Westerville Central High School, Hope Squad student leaders will host a table with different activities each day that includes composing messages of hope and positivity to hang around the building, taking selfies as part of a “Like Your Selfie” social media campaign and a “Shred Your Stress” activity that involves students writing what they are stressed about on paper and bringing it to the Hope Squad table where they can shred it.

During lunch, Hope Squad leaders at Westerville North High School are organizing games and hosting a table for Hope Grams where students can write positive messages to send to other students as well as a “Shred Your Stress” activity. On Friday, Hope Squad leaders will distribute popcorn during lunch. By participating in activities, students can receive tickets for a drawing where four people can receive a $20 gift card.

At Westerville South High School, students can send messages of kindness through candy grams to staff and students. Students can also enter into a raffle for various gift baskets by filling out an Apple Award for a teacher or writing a Peer Shout Out.

Westerville Education Challenge is proud to sponsor the Hope Squad program in the Westerville City School District!


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