All K-12 school buildings in the Upper Arlington Schools celebrated Start With Hello Week during the week of September 19, with activities that support well-being and help students make new connections and strengthen their sense of belonging in our schools.
Students and staff started with hello this week by engaging in conversation with new peers and one another, practicing gratitude for the people and things that make them happy, creating a school-wide mural, and engaging in a virtual singalong.
Through activities like these, students were able to make new social connections, practice engaging in conversation with one another and celebrate the things that make them feel connected to their school and community.
Here are some examples of the activities our students participated in!
Greensview Elementary students participating in a gratitude activity Windermere students creating a school-wide handprint butterfly mural Jones Middle School students posing for photos to kick off the first day of Start With Hello Week
A Start With Hello singalong led by Principal Mike Robertson at Hastings
Chalk art outside Upper Arlington High School