WRENTHAM — Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to announce that the King Philip Regional High School Student Council and KP Cares club partnered together to decorate the school’s lobby as part of their ‘We Love Our Seniors’ project.
As part of KP Cares’ Kindness Month, KP Cares and the Student Council decorated the bus loop lobby of the high school on Wednesday, Feb. 10 for the Class of 2021. Students in both organizations were given 10 hearts to decorate with the names of 10 seniors. The hearts were then strung up across the lobby on display. The lobby was also decorated with seniors’ freshmen yearbook photos taped to the walls and 2021 balloons.
“Seeing our students’ faces as they walked through the lobby was priceless,” KP Cares advisor Cheryl Rowe said. “So many students tried to find their freshman year photos and the heart with their name on it. To see them take photos and share it with their friends who are remote made it worthwhile.”
Added Student Council advisor Barbara Snead, “It was a joy to see the smiles this surprise put on our seniors’ faces. It’s such a small thing to decorate the lobby, but it has a big impact on our students.”
KP Cares’ Kindness month began six years ago when past club President Henry Carr had the idea to put sticky notes with kind messages on every students’ locker. In the beginning, the idea was a one-day kindness activity centered around Valentine’s Day to ensure students at King Philip felt loved and recognized.
Since then, KP Cares has taken that message and expanded it to Kindness Month, which coincides with Random Act of Kindness Day on Feb. 17. Throughout the month, KP Cares hosts numerous kindness activities its members and the King Philip community can participate in.
During this year’s Kindness Month, KP Cares students have also made Valentine’s Day cards for a local nursing home, made blankets for Project Linus and Project Remember Me (which was started by King Philip alumnus Nick Georgette), supported local businesses by hosting restaurant days and provided breakfast for King Philip administrative, guidance and support staff.
“I would like to thank KP Cares, the Student Council and their advisors for taking the time to recognize and celebrate our senior class during this difficult year,” Superintendent Zinni said. “Every year during Kindness Month, KP Cares members go out of their way to ensure all of our students feel a sense of belonging and importance within our school community. It was great to see KP Cares join forces with the Student Council to further spread this message.”