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Counselors Bring ‘Empathy Week’ to Franklin & Hoover Middle

Students holding feather shaped empathy messages

Students Alayla Rigdeway, Kole Douglas, Claire McGillicuddy, Damiyon-Demetrii Motten, Anthony Balling, Elizabeth McDonald, Emily Hunt and Jenna Marshall.

In November, students at Franklin Middle School and Hoover Middle School embraced Empathy Week which promoted kindness and compassion while challenging students to explore what empathy means to them and how to practice it in their daily lives.

School counselors at both schools launched a week-long program the very same week as World Kindness Day, which was observed globally on November 13, with a variety of activities that taught students what empathy means and what it looks like.

Students demonstrated empathy by wearing red on World Kindness Day, donating food for the holiday food drive, committing to acts of empathy in their own lives, writing “what empathy means” to them, and displaying their thoughts on feathers which were placed on a turkey in representation of being thankful.

Great job to school counselors at both schools for organizing the effort. The teachers also did an outstanding job incorporating empathy into their daily lessons.

Empathy turkey