Thank you Ms. Pace for helping out this morning with the 6th graders, your help was very much appreciated.
Ms. Faulkner, you're the best, always looking out for everyone, being the first to help no matter how challenging the situation is.
Everything you did today was GOLD!! From following my directions, to matching all of the complementary colors up, cleaning up like a champ and asking so nicely to play with my squishies with your extra time! THANK YOU!
Treyvon, Razyik, and A,
Thank you for being on task, quiet and respectful while I covered your MATH block Friday morning!
Razyion, 100% loved hanging out with you this fun Friday! -Ms. Pace

Fantastic day in the art room! It is always fun to work with you. Thank you for being such a fun art student!
---Ms. Pace
Thank you, Ms. Anton, for collecting and creating all the holiday take-and-make bags for VREC families! We appreciate all you do!
Ms. Mignardi and Ms. Niyomana,
Thank you for adding wonderful visuals and strategies throughout the hallways! We enjoy seeing the students engaged with adding material, also!
Thank you for a fantastic day in art class. Your lion looks great!
--Ms. Pace
The 5th grade Kings are rockin their transitions. PS... we are requesting that the world refer to us collectively as "THE KINGS"- Anton
Razyion - Great job ignoring negative peer comments today. Instead of reacting you raised your hand, and effectively advocated to staff to get the help you needed. - Anton
Que'l - I watched you bump into a peer while playing a soccer, you stopped playing turned the the student and said "I'm so sorry, are you ok?" and you reached out your hand to help them up. WOWOWOWOWOWWWW!!! I'm so impressed! - Anton
Liam - great sportsmanship during recess time. THANKS ---Ms. Pace
Razyion -
Thank you for modelling excellent behavior during recess. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--Ms. Pace
Razyion - you are on fire today!!!! When another peers actions were inhibiting your learning. You raised your hand and advocated to move away from the distraction - Anton
Mrs. H thank you sooo much for all that you do! You are very helpful in the classroom and you do a great job with the students. They missed you when you were out on vacation. I missed your kind words and your presence. You are appreciated.
Your lion turned out terrific!
Thank you for being so polite and hard working in class today!
---Ms. Pace
Thank you for being so hard working during art class today.
Your lion looks awesome!
---Ms. Pace
Thank you for being a role model for your peers in art class. Great manners, super focused and always giving your best effort!!!
---Ms. Pace
You did an excellent job today in art!
I am very proud of you!
--Ms. Pace
Je' Assan,
No one works harder than you in my class.
Thank you for always trying so hard.
---Ms. Pace
Thank you for being such a great art student. You are polite, listen to all of my instructions, try you best and always make really good looking art!
---Ms. Pace
Thank you for modeling proper classroom behavior in art today.
--Ms. Pace
Thank you, Ms. Evans, for cutting out so many Ram Bucks for us to give to the students. You are always willing to help. Thank you for everything you do!
Thank you, Ms. Evans, for cutting out so many Ram Bucks for us to give to the students. You are always willing to help. Thank you for everything you do!
Kellan and Landon- thank you so much for waiting patiently in line for the bathroom.
Patrick - thank you for entertaining Nicholas during the tornado drill - Anton
Razyion - thank you for entertaining me during the fire drill, I know you tried your best!
Mr. Smith is such a great help in the 6th grade class! He does a wonderful job keeping order in the classroom and he assists me with making copies and attending to the students as they transition. He assists without any reservations. He is professional and fun as a co-worker. The students respect him and I really appreciate him. You are doing a great job! Thanks Mr. Smith
I love having you in my art room. I love how hard you always try to make the best art that you can. Your warm/cool landscape is BEAUTIFUL!
--Ms. Pace
Your art looks lovely. Proud of you!
--Ms. Pace
Al-Lahteef- Excellent job during recess and SEL! Thank you for being a role model for your peer.

Azariah helped clean up in gym and followed all the teachers directions.
Razyion - your willingness to receive re-direction with only positive reactions has impressed the socks off of me!!! - You are maturing so much - Anton
Liam, great job at being patient during recess and at SEL.
You did a great job of using every minute of art class to make your soft pastel landscape a true work of art!
---Ms. Pace
Azariah- Apologizing to Teacher when the some of his classmates was being loud during class.
Shout to Kellan for following staff's directions when it is time to transition to another teacher! Thank you for listening and putting your computer away every time!
Razyion - In Math you did a beautiful job of raising your hand and then waiting to be called on. Thank you - Anton
Ms. M- Thank you for being a pocket of sunshine whenever you enter the classroom and see our students!
Congrats on your YAY of the Day. Well deserved. Thank you for keeping all of our GIZMOS in check and for your patience with us.
Landon, thank you for helping Ms. Villacorta complete her community tree! You did a wonderful job!
Razyion- I feel you had a wonderful day Thursday. You participated in every class, played with your friends, and was respectful. - Anton
Al-Lahteef - You did a wonderful job completing your WS in counseling. I LOVED your answers!!! - Anton
Jorden, thank you for be so responsible when you made the decision to ask if your class could wait in my classroom for your teacher to arrive.
Liam - You did such a great job in gym, staying calm after being accidently hit. I am proud of your self control - Anton
Ms. Anton, THANK YOU for writing shout-outs for your students! We enjoy reading them!
Ms. Evans - You consistently clean up after everyone in the break room, thank you for caring about our staff environment - Anton
Dear RAM buddy!
What a wonderful bag of goodies! THANK YOU!!!
--Ms. Pace
Ms. Faulkner - I appreciate that you are constantly thinking about the needs of VREC Staff, we love you're yummy treats. - Anton
Mr. Decola, thanks for your help with SWIS.
Razyion, I am so proud of you!
Thank you for being focused on the robot activity. It turned out great!
Thanks for a wonderful Friday in the art room!
---Ms. Pace
Ms. Villacorta wants to thank Ka'mara, CJ, and Azariah for working together to build a spider web! You did a great job working together to analyze if a comment was positive, harmless teasing, or bullying. You used appropriate voice volumes and showed kindness throughout the entire activity. Wonderful job to you three!!!!
Ms. H- For her leadership with the six graders until a new teacher arrived.
Kellan noticed that someone had dropped chips on the hallway floor, he immediately cleaned them up. While in the restroom he noticed that there were items on the floor so once again he cleaned it up. Kellan truly displayed Cultivating Kindness with helping us to maintain a neat and safe environment. He chose to clean up behind others which kept someone else from slipping or falling. Thank you!
Que'l thank you for being kind to Nicholas. The bathroom floor was slippery and you went out of your way to make sure he didn't slip.
---Ms. Pace
Landon has been an excellent and patient peer helper. Although his peer may have been somewhat oppositional, Landon held his positive composure and supported his peer when he was ready. Landon has really set the example of Cultivating Kindness. "KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK LANDON"!
Jorden - thanks for giving me a couple of extra minutes after class to learn how to splatter paint. Looks great!
Razyion - You did a wonderful job today raising your hand to ask questions. I appreciate your calm, appropriate participation. - Anton
Al-lahteef - You had an amazing day today. You participated in every class, had positive interactions with staff and peers! Thank you - Anton
Razyik you worked really hard in art class got so much done. I was really impressed. Keep it up!
---Ms. Pace
Mr. DeCola - thank you for letting the 5th graders use the gym for their recess!
A huge THANK YOU to Ms. Anton for always organizing activities for the VREC team and advocating for more. Thank you for hosting potlucks and donating coffee and items to our teacher's lounge.
Thank you Jorden and Treyvon for working together and helping post the VREC core values throughout the hallways and classrooms. They collaborated with staff and found some wonderful places to hang our new signs for everyone to see. Great job, 6th graders!
I need to say a huge THANK YOU to all the students for walking in quietly, standing in line, and patiently waiting their turn to get their breakfast. No one said anything negative and breakfast was distributed smoothly. BEST MORNING START OF THE YEAR!!! GREAT JOB VREC!!!!
CJ volunteered to get ketchup for one of the older students. Thank you for helping in a respectful manner.
Liam thank you for volunteering to help your peers clean their mess, you rock!
Al-lahteef did a fabulous job ignoring a peers negative comments during social skills and then used kind language towards the same peer.
Que'l was so sweet and helped a peer in the cafeteria who was cleaning up a mess.
Razyion - you showed wonderful sportsmanship in gym today, you and Al-lahteef made a great team! - Anton
Grayson had a chance to go outside earlier than usual because he followed directions and completed all assigned tasks during math class. While outside kids from the Varina was on the playground playing football. Grayson asked the kids if he could play with them and they said yes. Grayson did an awesome job adjusting to how the Varina kids were playing and was able to hang out with them appropriate
Azariah has had an Awesome day today. He had a chance to go outside earlier than usual because he followed directions and completed all assigned tasks during math class. While outside kids from the Varina was on the playground playing football. Azariah asked the kids if he could play with them and they said yes. Azariah did an awesome job adjusting to how the Varina kids were playing and was able
5th grade did an amazing job working as a team during gym on Friday! The showed good sportsmanship, team work, and lots of giggles and laughs. You made my heart happy - Anton
Razyik was hit in the leg with something that another student threw at him in the hall. He used his coping strategies and ignored the student without saying a word. He showed maturity and allowed adults to handle the situation. Thank you, Razyik!!!
Dear Ram Buddy,
Thank you for the wonderful card!
Ms. Pace
Thank you Ms. Pace for helping me set up the VREC Kindness Wall!!!
A HUGE 'Thank You' to Ms. Villacorta and staff for bringing the YOU UPLIFT Kindness Wall to Virginia Randolph Education Center!
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