"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." - Paul Tsongas
The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday!
When you focus on the good, the good gets better!
Your life is your message to the world! Make sure it is inspiring!
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
― Author-Poet Aberjhan
"May everyone be happy and safe and may their hearts be filled with joy." - Buddha
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
“You’re braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think.” —Winnie-the-Pooh
Everyone put your arms around yourself and squeeze! Virtual hugs sent hoping you feel as special as you are!
Sending Virtual hugs out to everyone today! Keep trying your best!
Of all the things you can choose to be, choose to be kind!
I know the Seniors are having a hard time missing out on their special activities. We are thinking about you all!
"I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite!"
( Buddy the Elf)
Our teachers ROCK!
“Together we can do great things.” - Mother Teresa
Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud!
One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day!
When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars!
Today is a good day to be HAPPY. Now is a good time to SMILE!
Life is an echo. What you send out comes back to you!
This is your morning reminder that
YOU ARE AMAZING and YOU CAN HANDLE ANYTHING!
Tuesday Challenge: What is the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?
ATTENTION GRAYVILLE STUDENTS, FAMILIES and STAFF:
Since we aren't able to see each other on a daily basis, we want to use our "You Uplift" platform to encourage continued communication and daily inspiration!!!!
Please use the link following links to
VIEW SUBMISSIONS at: https://youuplift.com/grayville-cusd-positive-messa
Kaidan has been a really great friend this week!
Kaidan Funkhouser has scheduled to donate blood on April 20th. Thank you, Kaidan!!
Raelynn Duvall is working hard to help organize our NHS Blood Drive. She also has volunteered to donate. Thank you, Raelynn!
We appreciate Corbin Andrini for signing up to donate blood at the NHS blood drive on April 20th!
Thank you to Bryce Koester for scheduling to give blood at our April 20th blood drive!
SHOUT OUT to AUSTIN and CAMERON FINCH
Congratulations to Austin and Cameron Finch who were chosen as Grayville High School's "Top Two Seniors" and selected to represent the school at the annual Illinois Principal Associations student recognition breakfast and award ceremony. Keep up the great work and CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming graduation!!!!!!
SHOUT OUT to KYNDAL DUNCAN and BRYNN NESSLER:
Kyndal and Brynn were recently selected to represent Grayville Jr. High School at the Illinois Principal Association's annual student recognition breakfast and awards ceremony. We are so proud of Kyndal and Brynn's hard work and honored to have them represent our school! CONGRAULATIONS!!!!!!
SHOUT OUT TO NEVAEH WOOD:
NEVAEH WOOD is bound and determined to keep her grades up! She listens to directions and works hard to follow them. She is also always polite in class and has a positive attitude! Good job Nevaeh!!!! Way to go!!!!!
THANK YOU TO THE FFA FOR A WONDERFUL STAFF BREAKFAST!!!!
Coach Johnson and Coach Mosberger thank you for believing in us!
Shaleigh you have the biggest heart
Shaleigh you have the biggest heart
Shout-out to Kami for all of her help and great work ethic!
Darlene you are doing an amazing job!
I love how our staff pulls together and supports each other and our students!
Mr. Johnson and Ms. Carter have been amazing support for our students! I can not express the gratitude I have for them!!!
SHOUT OUT TO VALERIO L'ABBATE:
VALERIO recently went above and beyond for an instructor and his classmates. When asked to retrieve copies for his instructor, he not only picked up the copies, but stapled them in stacks and provided to his classmates while the instructor was assisting one of his classmates. GREAT JOB VALERIO!!!!!!!
SHOUT OUT TO CORBIN ANDRINI:
Corbin comes HAPPY, COMPLAINT FREE, and READY TO WORK every day! He brightens my day and is a joy to work with!
POSTIVIE SHOUTOUT to KAMERON WORLEY:
Kameron's behavior and work ethic continue to improve! He has challenged himself to EXCEL in American History by being first to volunteer answers, performing well on classwork and tests, and displaying a POSITIVE ATTITUDE!!!
I AM GRATEFUL TO WORK WITH STAFF AND STUDENTS WHO TRULY CARE ABOUT OTHERS AND ARE WORKING DAILY TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!!!!
Thank you for bringing the "You Uplift" Platform to Grayville CUSD!
Your YouUplift Kindness Wall Subscription has expired.
If your school would like to update their subscription, or if you feel you are receiving this message in error, then please contact us, and we can get you re-activated immediately.
Currently, YouUplift does not have an app located in the App Store. However, the following link provides simple instructions on how to easily turn your Kindness eWall into a homepage app for any mobile device: Phone App Install Instructions
(Great tech assignment for students!)
Website Embed Feature
This feature provides your Tech Team with a simple line of code that would allow you to embed your Rotating Display of Positive Messages into your school website, so that visitors can instantly see your messages.
Social Media Share Feature
This feature places Social Media Share Buttons on your entire Kindness e-Wall webpage or just on your Rotating Display only – whichever you prefer.
Yes! There are no Sign-Ups and no Log-Ins required in order to participate, as we collect no data or information of any kind. The platform is currently being used by large and small school systems throughout the country in almost all 50 states, and it has passed 100% of all school privacy regulations to date.
Yes! Many of our schools do this, because if your students take to it – then the messages can begin to overflow your school email inbox at times. Not only will a separate gmail account prevent this from happening, but you can also make it accessible to all faculty members if you choose to.
You can either cast your Kindness Wall link from any internet device to any TV monitor via a chromecast or Apple TV device, or you can place your Kindness Wall link into the browser of any Smart TV that displays the internet browser. After doing either of these, then you can simply click the FULL SCREEN MODE button on your Kindness Wall, and your Rotating Display of Approved Messages will scroll non-stop and will update itself with newly Approved messages every 10 minutes.
Yes! You can edit the text of any message before Approving it. In addition, if you’d like to keep a message but would like to remove an included image… or if you’d like to keep an image and remove the text, then you can do this before Approving the message. Your Rotating Display will only display exactly what you choose to make visible.
If you still have the original email that the message came in on, then you can return to that email and access the Approval Page for that message and click the Delete button. This will override your initial Approval.
If you do not still have the original email that the message came in on, then just copy/paste the message to us, and we can jump in the back office and remove it for you – no problem!
We can provide your Tech Team with a simple line of code that will allow them to embed your Rotating Display of Approved Messages onto your school website, so that they are visibly scrolling whenever anyone comes to your site.
The schools with the highest participation are those that provide their students with 5-10 minutes a week (during Homeroom, Character Education type classes, or classroom downtime) to use the Platform to submit positive messages about one another. They will then display their Rotating Display of Approved messages via classroom Smart Boards during Homeroom or will have a TV monitor in their cafeteria or commons area where all of their Approved Messages are scrolling all day long for everyone to enjoy.
The system is set to display the 100 most recently Approved messages, as older messages start falling out of the rotation in order to make room for the newer messages. However, we can increase or decrease this number to be whatever you’d like it to be.
Yes and No. Your Kindness Wall is a web app, but it is not located in an App store. However, this link shows you how you can easily turn your Kindness Wall into an app for any android or apple device: Phone Web App Instructions