Kingsborough MS students spread kindness one rock at a time

Kingsborough MS students spread kindness one rock at a time

Students and teachers at Kingsborough Middle School are brightening the day of strangers, one colorful rock at a time.

The campus recently unveiled a new Kindness Rock Garden to support the school-wide initiative called “Kingsborough Cares” in an effort to improve the school’s climate and culture.

“We are focusing on character traits that make up a knight,” KMS Teacher Rebecca Solis said. “The Kindness Rock Garden is one of our first steps.”

Messages in the rocks range from inspirational to funny. Some students have painted messages of love and encouragement like “Be Kind” and “You Are My Sunshine” while others are having fun painting puns on their rocks like “Be Boulder” and “Eggcelent.” Toddlers, parents and grandparents have also joined the fun.

The colorful and creative rocks are currently adorning the school’s courtyard, as well as other public places in the community such as H-E-B, San Antonio Library, South Park Mall and park benches.

“Leaving kindness rocks is so exciting, you never know who’s going to pick it up and read the kind words you have painted,” Solis added. “A few kind words or an inspirational quote can bring sunshine to someone’s gloomy day.”

KMS Teachers Fran Norman and Leslie Fielding have also played a huge part in the garden by painting a couple of stunning border rocks. Ms. Norman currently has a huge boulder in progress.

“Our hopes are to cultivate a culture of kindness on our campus and in our community,” Solis concluded.

Way to go, Kingsborough Knights!

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