On October 5, 2021 our middle school students took part in a 'Respect Always' assembly with Mr. Rich Johns. The theme of the assembly was to bring kindness, love and acceptance into the world every day.
Coach Johns shared what inspired him to begin Act With Respect Always and where it is today. Stressing honesty, teamwork, empathy, kindness, love and acceptance, Rich strives to make everyone aware of their daily actions. He introduced the 99 and the 1, a personal character assessment plan. Speaking to mindfulness he hopes to have everyone constantly draw ‘reflection’ towards themselves to be as kind as possible. With this knowledge, each person can access their own character “score” every minute of every day. Act With Respect Always is for students, teachers, schools districts and communities.
Chris Onorato from WNYT came to our school to highlight this assembly.
Special thanks to the Tamarac Arts in Education program and to Ms. Findlay for organizing this assembly for our students.