In Highline, all students are important and valued in our schools. That message came across loud and clear at Chinook Middle School, where all 600 students received a special welcome as they arrived at school on Valentine's Day.
The group of students behind this gesture are members of a mentorship program called Los Siete, (the Seven Principles), led by physical education teacher Reid Sundblad. Los Siete students gave each of their classmates a small gift with an important message attached to it.
"It's about establishing a culture in our school that all students matter, they all mean something to this community, and we can't do it without them," said Reid.
See Los Siete carry out 600 acts of kindness and learn what message they sent to their classmates.
Chinook is not our only school showing all students that they belong. The Highline Education Association
coordinated special welcome events for students and families at several of our schools, including Highline, Tyee, Shorewood, Hilltop, Madrona, and Marvista. Here are photos and video from some others: