Smile. Believe you can. You are important.
Timber Ridge Elementary staff kicked off the year by focusing on the core belief that their building was built and designed to serve students. On Wednesday, August 24, this core belief led staff to line 86th street, holding signs that displayed various positive and empowering messages.
The project – known nationally as the Happiness Sprinkling Project – was led by Kelley Harrison, Timber Ridge Elementary principal, and Chris Bergman, JCSD executive director of teaching, learning, and innovation.
Bergman and Harrison got the idea while attending the Culture and Climate Summit held by Des Moines Public Schools in early August. One of the summit speakers, Joelle Hood, spoke on mindfulness and shared a video about sprinkling happiness. After the conference, Bergman and Harrison knew this was something they had to bring back to Johnston.
View more photos on the district’s Facebook page.