Celebrating and appreciating the special help we all have! Happy School Counselor's Week! Thank you for ALL you do!
Everyone smiles in the same language! 😀
"Every little thing is gonna be alright."
MAKE today a good day!
"Remember you are the one who can fill the world with sunshine!" - Walt Disney
It is a great day to have a great day! 🙂
“It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
Be a LiGhT!
"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Thank You Officer McGraw for your help on Rt. 6 (you are standing on the highway!) when we are entering or leaving school. As new drivers, we don't always know when to turn or how to time our entry onto that busy road. Your guidance and presence is very helpful and makes us feel safe as we learn these new skills. I always feel safe when I see you out there. THANK YOU so much.
To all our wonderful paraprofessionals, bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, and cafeteria staff:

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!
Thank you secretaries who are managing out of the ordinary things which allow our days to go smoothly.. We have so much to be proud of at ORR. We are making it happen for our students and our community thanks to you.
Thanks to our bus drivers who are doing their part to help keep our communities safe.
Thank you for your unfailing dedication, support and constant positive presence, and for the love, laughter and levity you bring to your students, our classrooms and the ORR community.
Dear ESPs.
Our school would not be able to run without you! Thank you for your tireless efforts to support our students and staff! Your hard work and dedication to our Old Rochester community is incredibly valuable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Thank you to all of our Support Staff, we could not do our jobs without you!!
We appreciate you today and everyday!!
First to arrive, last to leave. Thank you ORR Secretaries. School happens because of your hard work.
To All ESPs at Old Rochester-A giant thanks for keeping the school operating smoothly and for taking such great care of our facility, our staff, and our students. You are appreciated!
Thank you for your unfailing dedication, support and constant positive presence, and for the love, laughter and levity you bring to your students, our classrooms and the ORR community.
Thank you for all that you do for not only our students but also our community.
Thank you so much to all the cafeteria workers who greet each of us in the morning while offering us a healthy (and free) breakfast. You rock!
Muchas gracias to all of our education support professionals, custodians, bus drivers and secretaries! We could not run this buidling without you! <3 <3 <3 <3
To All Para Professionals, Bus Drivers, Custodians, Secretaries and Cafeteria Staff, Thank you for working on behalf of ALL of our ORRHS students and for working closely with all staff. Teamwork! You make students feel welcome and safe at our school and your smiles brighten our day!
A big thank you to all of our ESPs, and a special shout out to Anna Mac, who helps to keep our wild sophomore boys in order!! We couldn’t do it without you!
Thanks for making a difference. We appreciate all the big and little things that you do.
I don't know how our students, classrooms, schools and our community could be so successful without each and every one of you. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! For ALL that you do!
Hi ESP staff! Thank you for all of your hard work and for everything you do!
Education Support Professionals--the unsung heroes of education
Today we say THANK YOU to all paraprofessionals, custodians, secretaries, lunch staff, and bus drivers for your commitment to making a difference in the lives of our students!
Thank you to the AMAZING Education Support Professionals! YOU are the glue that holds our school together. Thank you for all the ways you support our students!
thank you ms wright for being a super kind, amazing role model students can come to. we appreciate it so greatly being able to talk to you!
To our Drama Club members. . . hope your school year is going well! Miss seeing your faces.
- Mrs. Lynch
Mrs. Wright helped me deal with my anxiety, and in just a few days talking to her has made my life so much better and my anxiety so much easier to deal with. I've only known her for a few weeks, but she's already changed my life and helped me out more than words can express.Thank you so much, Mrs. Wright!
Our School Nurse is a rockstar!!!! Thank you Nurse Sadeck!!!
Thank you ms. Wright for giving students a place to talk when we need it. School is stressful.
Mr. Kelsey is always super funny and gets everyone interested in what he's teaching. I've laughed in every single class I've had with him, and his class is my favorite. It's always so nice to end the week with his class, because he's an awesome teacher!!! Thank you, Mr. Kelsey!!!
Thank you to our principal, vice principal and teachers for working hard get the school year started and to make the best of a tough situation!!!
To Mr. Beson- Thank you so much for making English the highlight of my week last year. I will forever miss your class, and I wish we could've finished out the year like normal. You're a wonderful teacher/person, and you really know how to make school enjoyable 🙂
Sending gratitude and thanks to all of the staff for making school the absolute best it can possibly be right now. Your effort, time and dedication have not gone unnoticed! Thank you SO much <3
Mr. Apperson, thank you so much for having the pride flags in your room! It makes me feel so welcome as a queer student:)
To the students- the staff appreciate the way you have come back to school with such kindness. Many of you say thank you and it has been noticed and appreciated.
Thank you teachers, who take us on walks during our mask breaks, it really helps me clear my mind and relax.
Ms. Wickman, Thank you so much for waving to me today. I think you were smiling, too! You are always so nice.
Aimee Fox...THANKS for all you do EVERY day for our school!!! ORRHS would not be as great as it is without you!
??❤️To all of the teachers at ORRHS. THANK YOU so much for going above and beyond in teaching our children during this crazy time. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.❤️??
You’re taking this in stride, managing to find the best way to study at home with your favorite, although old, curbside castaway desk chair! Keep up the interest and perseverance in all you do!!
I love how Mr. Kelsey automatically corrects himself in class when he says anything, such as instead of saying “hey guys” he will change it to “hey folks” and it is more inclusive and really shows that he cares a lot about all of us. Thank you!
I appreciate the teachers who ask for pronouns, and especially Mr. Apperson, who has a pride flag and a trans flag in his room. It makes me feel so welcome and safe, and he’s a kind teacher.
Thank you Principal Devoll for making puns about orange when moving to the next block. They lighten my day.
Thank you Janitors for being able to clean every single day after school and making sure that are school is healthy!
Thank you to our Cafeteria Workers!! They have done an amazing job!! They put a smile on our face every day!! Thank you ladies and go Bulldogs!!
Thank you to Mr. Houde for handling all of our Chrome Book needs! He has been a positive force for families!!
Thank you for bringing the "You Uplift" Kindness Wall to Old Rochester High School!
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.
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 Kindness 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 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