Audrey Swad: Thanks for being flexible with Math lesson plans since you've been the only student in class!! You're doing amazing!
Felice Piccin - Thanks for spending your study hall with me today! I've loved watching you grow in your Math skills and I always enjoy hearing about your gymnastics endeavors! - Mrs. Izar
Jake Dowd, your positive attitude, resilience and ability to recognize mistakes and learn from them is admirable. Keep it up!
A big thank you to Mr. Prout for preparing and leading a quality workshop on reading and writing in the curriculum areas. It is a pleasure to work with you each day.
Thank you, Mr. Heuer, as you are doing a great job of teaching Math in 7Gold.
Jackson Reed, Mitchell Carrier, Vineesh Fair, Prudence Seibold,
Bella Courser, Tristan Nielsen, Josie Coplin, Sofia Davila and Bella Taylor
Thank you for helping perform a meaningful flag ceremony for Veterans Day.

You all are awesome!
GRACIAS to...

•Max Harper
•Kamal Harfi
•Haris Boudoulas
•Millie Johnson

for...letting us watch your videoblog in Spanish class!

Thanks to our Parents for raising Respectful Children!!
Bella P. - Thank you for helping my 6th Graders finish their Pillows in a timely fashion!!You Rock!
Thanks to Parker for always being respectful and on task during 9th Period!
Thanks to Eva for always being a Shining Light during 8th Period!
Thanks to Mrs. Bateman for making my Whole Day after a Long Day!!
Thanks for sharing your children with us at HMS!!

MUCHAS GRACIAS to the following students for letting us watch your videoblogs in class!

Dean Dygert
Marg Dusseu
Taylor Whetzel

Lauren Ley
Alex Liu
Gabe Negroni
Cristian Flores
Sofia Gentile
Rosalinde Syverson
Thanks to Enzo for always being attentive and diligent in my class!
Thank you to Noa and Soorvi for the Reece's Cups!! MY FAVORITE!! Seriously made my day 😀
Finn Broderick--a HUGE thank you to you for staying after and cleaning up after your group this week!
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Go Bears!
Shout out to Mr. Shipley for meeting the students where they are and taking the time to fill in the gaps. Your compassion and understanding are appreciated!
Taylor,

You are such a kind, sweet, giving young lady. We are so very proud of you. Thank you for being a sweet big sister to C! We love you!
Jordan Starr-Johns- Thank you for being YOU! You give me so much excitement when I witness ALL the joys of parenting. You care so much for your friends and fellow classmates, and you are so helpful when someone needs a helping hand. Can't wait to continue this journey with you, I love you!
Mom
Thank you Maren N. for your care of others.
Jerry, you are really funny - thank you for making us laugh!
Thank you Chris Nelson for your kindness
Thank you Lucy R. for your kindness!!
Audrey, Madeline and Conor

Your team of teachers notice and appreciate your hard work!
Way to go!

House 8 Black Teachers!
Shout out to Mr. Axelband for always putting kids first!
Shout out to Mr. Axelband for always putting kids first!
Thank you Hastings teachers and staff for all you do! We appreciate the attention and energy you bring to our kids each day.
Thank you, Peter and Max, for sewing after school to help get your projects done.

Thank you, Natalie and Sylvia, for sewing after school last Friday to finish up your pillow for 1st quarter!

Thank you, Bus 3, for the great trip to Cincinnati, You Rock!!


Thank you to Crosby B., Grace S., Alex M., and Zoey C. for their contributions to the American Indian Heritage Month display outside of the office.
Noah, Marian, and Lillian,

Awesome participation during our Veterans Day Book Discussion!
Your connections, annotations and questions helped foster a meaningful conversation.

Nice Work!

Olivia,

Thanks for your active participation and leadership!
Our class community continues to benefit from your willingness to share and present your ideas.

Nice work!

Mr. Droughton
Sofia,
During read alouds, thanks for being willing to mirror your screen for our class.
Your leadership and participation is awesome!

Mr. Droughton
Thanks for a great season, Field Hockey Bears! It's a blast watching you play and forming such amazing friendships!
Hey Ben! You had a great football season this year! We are very proud of all of your work! Love, Mom & Dad
Thank you Mrs. Lay for organizing DC trip this year! Those 8th graders will have a blast!
Congratulations Harper H. on a fantastic first quarter of school! You are working hard and we are so proud of you!
Shout out to Mr. King for bringing fun and lots of encouragement to every orchestra class!
Great job seventh grade students on the Cincinnati field trip! You had a lot of fun during the day, and you were kind and respectful to other visitors. Well done!
Thank you to all of the drama directors for creating a positive environment where all students can contribute and have a great experience!
Jaden Luken thank you for being willing to help run errands and organize things for me during enrichment!!
Carli Caruso thank you for being such a great table leader in history class!
Andy Clark, you are doing a great job with your participation and willingness to share ideas in history class!
Thank you to Heidi and Liv for helping with the morning announcements. You are always so prompt and reliable! Thanks for doing all that you're doing for HMS!
Thanks to Ms. Leacock and Mr. Monseur for supporting their colleagues and challenging their students every day!
Brennan, You are always working hard and thinking and I appreciate how you are in charge of your learning! Great job!
Thanks, Ari, for always working hard and having a positive attitude in everything you do!
Callie Shealy, you are such a hard worker! Keep up the great work:)
Shout out to Lucy Gdovin for always being on-task during enrichment!
Thanks to Ryan Cooper for your insightful ideas in chapter 1 of The Outsiders!
Thanks to Ellie for all her great ideas and class contributions while reading The Outsiders so far!
Dante Dinardo: It was awesome getting to work together one-on-one in Math class today! You knocked it out of the park (in both Math and Jenga!!!) - Mrs. Izar
Shout out to Mia Kowalski for sharing a creative strategy for solving a mental math problem!
Congratulations to Jackson Collar, Marg Dusseau, Pierce Evans, Noah Fox, Andrzej Kouza, and Taylor Whetzel for tying for the highest 1st quarter Language Arts grades in all of Mr. Prout's classes -- 101%!

WOWZA! Way to go above and beyond for extra credit. Keep up the great work! Thank you for being such positive and hardworking leaders in House Gold!
Way to go Mia Agbunag and Kate Texler! Perfect performance in science quarter 1!
Thank you Kenton Smith for helping me with random tasks in enrichment!
Shout out to Mrs. Dainton for being a calming presence and a great sounding board!
Merci, Joonyoung, for always working hard in French class, having a great first quarter, and crushing it in the pétanque tournament!
Merci Madelyn McCune for always maintaining positivity and kindness and being incredibly responsible in this French class rotation! I see you and appreciate you!
SHOUT OUT to Madame Smith's Advisory - thank you for the kindness, participation, and smiles!! I love seeing you all first thing each morning 🙂
Thank you to Rowan Steffens for helping a friend carry her things while on crutches.
Thank you Meg and Addi for being such great role models in Advisory. You always give each Character Strong activity a great effort and help our group move in a positive direction.
A big shout out to Nathan Ratzel for being one of the most kind and hardworking students! You make Hastings a better place!
Thank you Nicole McMahon for inspiring the Birthday shoutouts in history class!
Shout out to Cole Dodson for always being willing to participate in history class, and encouraging his peers to do so too!
Shoutout to Ryley Schneider for being an awesome kid and a great student!
Shoutout to Josie Coplin for absolutely CRUSHING quarter 1 of pre-algebra!!
Kyan has been so respectful in my room and works hard to understand the content!
Shout out to the 7th graders!! You all ROCK!! 🙂
Hip Hip Hooray for our HMS Best Buddies Brew baristas! Thank you, Nick, Will, Natalie, Henry, Elias, Luke, and Charlie for always delivering superb cups of deliciousness to our staff. You all rock!
Violet Rowe-your smile and positivity are contagious!
Laiken Ramsey had an amazing first quarter! Way to put in the hard work!
Thank you to Cameron S, Miles P and Noah D for bringing such enthusiasm and excitement to the afternoon announcements every afternoon.
Thank you to Jena & Georgie for all of your help in enrichment... sorting moon pies, eclipse glasses, finding where the missing card goes, etc. I appreciate you both!
Bayne, Thanks for always helping in Enrichment with clean up and lights!
Thank you to Eleanor for always kindly stopping to pick up items off the floor and showing what it means to be a RESPECTFUL community representative!
Charlotte Chura..........you have made me feel welcomed from the day I arrived at HMS. Thank you for always asking how I am doing! The world needs more of YOU!
I'd like to send a shout out to Addie Blanch for crushing tape diagrams yesterday during class and taking the time to come see me in enrichment when she was confused on a problem!! Good job kiddo!!
A shout out to Aubrie for speaking Spanish to me!
Sylvia Kuhns is sweet, smart and continues to try her best to make sure she learns and understands 6th grade content!
A shout out to my 1st period class--one that is always willing to sing my songs!
Thank you Best Buddies!
Dane, thanks for being such a polite, attentive, and thoughtful student.

Ryan, you've been doing a great job year - way to go!

Dean, you're tearing it up in social studies and you killed it in cross country, too!
Thanks, Jane and Lillian, for your LIVE dance performances in Spanish class! So fun!
Gracias, Tejas, for letting our classes watch your "Cooking with Tejas" video. Loved it!
HMS teachers are THE BEST! Thank you for all of your hard work to make our school a great one.
It's not about the likes you get. It's about the smiles you give! Submit an uplifting message today!
Go HMS!
A HUGE 'Thank You' to Ms. Stires and staff for bringing the YOU UPLIFT Kindness Wall to Hastings Middle School!

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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! You can have all messages sent to as many faculty email inboxes as you’d like for Approval, and we can change or add to this list at any time.
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 choose one of three ways to display your messages onto a facility TV monitor.
  1. HDMI CORD – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall on a laptop and run an HDMI cord to their TV monitor.
  2. CAST – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall via a tablet or device and will cast it to their TV monitor via a Chromecast or Apple TV device.
  3. SMART TV WITH INTERNET BROWSER – If your Smart TV has an Internet Browser (Samsungs), then you can place your Kindness eWall link in the browser and it will run from there.
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.
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to delete, edit, and approve messages (individually or in bulk).
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to customize your colors, logo, title, and font size.
Upon your request, we can replace your current Anonymous Submission Form with a Form from your school’s email system (ex. Google Form). This makes messages come to you with the author’s email address included, and you simply COPY/PASTE the message onto your INSTANT POST Page in order to make it live.

(Note: Because messages are submitted through your school’s email system, the Character eWall collects no data or information – making it fall within all school privacy regulations.)
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 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.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
Yes and No. Your Character 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
Phone App Install Feature
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! You can have all messages sent to as many faculty email inboxes as you’d like for Approval, and we can change or add to this list at any time.
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 choose one of three ways to display your messages onto a facility TV monitor.
  1. HDMI CORD – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall on a laptop and run an HDMI cord to their TV monitor.
  2. CAST – Some schools will access their Kindness eWall via a tablet or device and will cast it to their TV monitor via a Chromecast or Apple TV device.
  3. SMART TV WITH INTERNET BROWSER – If your Smart TV has an Internet Browser (Samsungs), then you can place your Kindness eWall link in the browser and it will run from there.
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.
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to delete, edit, and approve messages (individually or in bulk).
You will have a back office ADMIN PANEL that will allow you to customize your colors, logo, title, and font size.
In it’s default setting, your school’s Kindness eWall uses an Anonymous Submission Form in order to comply with all school privacy regulations. Therefore, though you will be able to APPROVE all submitted content before it becomes visible, you will not know who the author of the message is.

HOWEVER, upon your request, we can include a SUBMISSION FORM LOGIN which would require users to enter their email / password in order to submit a message. This would allow you to APPROVE all submitted content before it becomes visible and will also provide you with the email address of each message’s author (whether you Approve it or not).
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 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.
Your subscription includes an unlimited number of messages and an unlimited number of displays for everyone in your school for the entire length of your subscription.
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