The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday!
Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.
"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Confucious
"Happiness is the best make-up."
- Drew Barrymore
"I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite!"
( Buddy the Elf)
I have been impressed watching Justice Melroy through the years. She has a caring heart and taken steps to eliminate bullying in Winterset schools by creating wrist bands to be a buddy not a bully. She will make a wonderful Pediatrician in the future. Best of luck to you, Justice Melroy!
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!
“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
Morgan W.: You are so fun to be around! You are a person I know that I can always come to if I need help with literally anything. You are so good at everything you do and you always have a smile on your face. You treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Paige W.: You are an amazing person and always have a good additude. You are study hard and get things done fast. You are always there for me no matter what happens. Thank you for being so amazing to me and everyone else.
Blake and Ms. Stoeker modeled the core values of Restorative Practices recently. It was joyful to be a part of the process.
Mr. Pate's passion for History and "The Great Wars" make learning fun and engaging for 9th graders at WHS.
Miss Stoeker is witty, creative, and thoughtful in her work with students and her passion for learning and all things US History make her classes interesting for students.
Mr. Shaw sometimes tells funny jokes in his classes and is quick to smile and laugh with students. Mr. Shaw loves what he teaches and that is evident and appreciated.
Mr. Kammin simply cares about young people and brings tons of laughter and positive fun to our school.
Mrs. Mapes is always there for students that need someone to listen to them and support them when some may get frustrated. Mrs. Mapes is like another counselor for students at WHS and she is appreciated.
Mr. Barrett is always thinking of others more than himself and is willing to go far above and beyond what is expected of him to help students and staff to be great at WHS.
Mr. Bunting is positive, friendly, and kind.
Mr. Petersen is easily in the top 3-5 band directors in Iowa! Thank you for your soulful leadership of our Instrumental Music program in Winterset!
Mrs. Norland is friendly, fun, and relentlessly positive as a teacher. Mrs. Norland's positive energy is contagious - thank you for always being your best for students.
Miss Hofer challenges students to get better every day at WHS. She is relentlessly positive and relentless in her expectations that students learn and work at the highest levels possible.
Mr. Sweeney has more energy, passion, and positivity than 9 people combined! Mr. Sweeney would give you his last dollar if you needed it! Thank you for leading young people with such tremendous character, heart, and perseverance!
Mrs. McDonald is an outstanding person and a fantastic teacher! Mrs. McDonald has a great sense of humor and she is very creative and consistent and always positive.
Mrs. Silverthorn radiates positive energy every day at WHS! Thank you for being so positive and caring!
Mackenzie Dryden is the nicest person in the world. She also has the nicest handwriting EVER!!!!!
Gracei G is a tremendous cook! Thanks for all the wonderful food!
Mr. Kerr is the most cheerful person I know Mr.Kerr is great!!!! =)
Shoutout to Mr. Kerr! He's extremely positive, knows our students, is patient, kind and an overall amazing teammate. THANK YOU, MR. KERR for all you do!
Wynn Yeager, you are a great person who is very smart and stands up in what you believe. Good luck in the future!!!
Thank you to Mrs. McKay who has to put up with our shenanigans sometimes. We love you and remember...We love you this much!!!
Mr. Gibson -
Thank you for helping me through my instrumental struggles so that I can join the band! I’m super excited to be a part of the band family! Keep being an amazing person, I appreciate you!!!
You are such a nice person! I appreciate you always willing to help others out 🙂 Keep being you!
WHS is a great community to to be a part of! Students are very considerate towards others and offer a helping hand when needed!
Brad LaGrange is a person to have a good laugh with. Even if everyone is in a bad mood, he always finds a way to make everyone laugh. Thanks for always being so positive and making everyone feel better in Calc 2!!
Kiernan Blanchard is so AMAZING and talented! She made the perfect homecoming Queen
Lexi Lyon is a fluttering social butterfly and eats so healthy at lunch.
I love that Alexandra Dryden and Jacob Honkomp are always positive at their lunch table and NEVER bully anyone that tries to sit with them. They are great people!!!!!!
I love how Kade Forsyth is always free to be himself.
I love how Mrs. Seals is also willing to be a listening ear when I'm having a rough time. I appreciate it a lot!
Mackenzie Dryden is the most talented person I know her artwork is fantastic. Plus she is also smart and kind.
Mia Kerr is the kindest person in the world. She treats everyone with kindness and respect. Mia Kerr is the greatest!!
I want to be Alyssa Dickey when I grow up.
I love how hard Mrs. Ganem works to know the names of all her students 🙂
I love how hard Mrs. Ganem works to know the names of all her students 🙂
Caitlin Hornback is always positive and kind towards everyone!
Micah Yeager is one of the most hardworking people I know!
Lukas B. Your positive energy always makes me feel better!
Harli B, your kindness today means more than you'll ever know!
Maddie Webb just may be the nicest person in the world.
Addison Caligiuri, thanks for always being so nice!
Sydney Sheffield, you always brighten up my day! Thanks for being you!
Mrs. Olson always has a smile on her face in the office! Thank you for being so kind!
Mr. Petersen is such a wonderful leader to our band and school. He is an inspiration to students to do what is right and to believe in the best for everyone. He empowers us every day and helps us to grow! He is EXTREMELY appreciated.
All of the students who volunteered their learning seminars to paint and to help clean uptown windows.
Thank you, Alexis! We have been friends literally FOREVER! Through our ups and downs, you have always been a loyal friend and stuck by my side. I have done so much with you. Remember when we went to the zoo together and we were walking to see the boa constrictor and I stepped on something and we looked down and under my shoe was a dead mouse?! That was gross to clean out, for sure.
Elise Aasen is an amazing person and she treats people with respect. She is a great friend and I can trust and count on her, no matter what. I'm so glad she moved here last year and we have been able to become friends.
Bailey Acton is kind to everyone and she is a great person to be around. The kindness she shows everyone is friendly and she makes you feel special. Thanks, Bailey!
Mrs. McDonald is the best. She is kind to everyone. I don't know what I would do without her positivity!
The NEW Construction at WHS is very positive and exciting for students and staff as we watch the improvements reach completion! We are all excited about the INCREDIBLE additions at WHS and the updating of classrooms! These improvements enhance an already POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE AT WHS!
Morgan W. is honestly the most positive and uplifting person. Every time I see here she puts a smile on my face!
Halley Trucks is my best friend
Mr. Kerr seems to never have a "bad day." Mr. Kerr is always kind, positive, friendly, and calm. Seeing Mr. Kerr in Study Hall and in the lunchroom makes my day at WHS.
Mrs. Crowley... she is the absolute best teacher. She makes English 9 fun. She is kind-hearted and funny.
The fun and positivity displayed by WHS students and staff during Homecoming Week was truly EXCEPTIONAL! Students and staff connected with EL and MS students, local businesses, elderly community members, etc...to build community spirit and fun during Homecoming 2019!
Thank you for bringing the "You Uplift" Platform to Winterset High School!
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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.
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.
This is optional. The current default setting does not track who sent a message, as all messages are submitted anonymously. This is done intentionally, so that no student data or information is being gathered. This allows the platform to fall within ALL school privacy regulations.
However, we can add a Login Feature to your Kindness Wall that will require a user to log in in order to submit a message. This will allow you to know who is sending each message. In order to do this, however, the system must capture and store student email addresses, as these are what will identify the sender of each message. (Please check with your school privacy regulations before requesting this feature).
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.
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