Kindness day in Hopatcong

Youth. Students celebrated Kindness Day by greeting as many people as possible with "hello," and by sending cards to children diagnosed with cancer.

Oct 09 2019 | 11:02 PM

"Start with Hello" began on Sept. 23, 2019. Hopatcong students placed what makes them smile, into a box. Tulsa Trail students greeted an astonishing 2,681 people with a "hello" in just one school day.

Each student at Tulsa and Durban tallied their “hellos” and submitted them to their teachers at the end of the school day. Pagano’s class at Durban said “hello” to the highest number of people.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 Durban Avenue and Tulsa Trail students filled our school with the color green to support the Sandy Hook Promise.

Hopatcong Schools celebrated good character by demonstrating Random Acts of Kindness throughout the buildings on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

On Sept. 26, 2019 Durban Avenue and Tulsa Trail Students participated in Childhood Cancer Awareness Day by wearing yellow to support children diagnosed with cancer.

Christina Takacs, School Counselor at Tulsa Trail, also worked with several classes to help spread kindness to children diagnosed with cancer. Students created cards with love and creativity. The inspiring creations will be sent to the The Valerie Center in Morristown Pediatric Cancer Center.

Students also celebrated a worldwide event called Character Day. The students enhanced their character development by pledging to link together along with staff members to show good character. The links were unified and placed around the Kindness Kastle at Tulsa Trail and across the front hallway at Durban Avenue.