Throughout the month of October, Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) Middle School has been celebrating its annual “We Are One” month – four weeks of focusing on kindness and respect among students, staff, and the community.
For week four, beginning on Monday, Oct. 21, students are encouraged to participate in the week’s theme of “Kindness Includes Everyone,” along with a Mix It Up Lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Mix It Up Lunch is a nation-wide campaign urging students of all grades to sit next to someone new in the cafeteria.
During the RPA Mix It Up Day, students are mixed during lunch by being assigned to different rooms based on common interests. The goal is for them to participate in fun, community-building activities and engage in interesting conversations while meeting new people.
The planning for this year’s lunch event is led by S.P.A.R.K. (Students Promoting Acts of Respect and Kindness) lunch committee. The group of RPA middle school students meets weekly to develop ways to spread kindness and connect students.