Pete Frates and his family visited the Kennedy School today, and we learned that the Ice Bucket Challenge will continue “Every August Until a Cure”. Pete, who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), was honored as part of Heroes Week. It is his mission to spread awareness about the incurable disease. Pete is an inspiration to all, and his visit encouraged everyone in attendance to be passionate and to lead by example. Pete’s visit to the Kennedy will be a day that we will remember forever.
Do you want to learn more about Pete, ALS, and how you can help? Click on the following links:
How Pete’s mission to Strike Out ALS got started.
Team Frate Train and the Pete Frates Fund.
NewsCenter 5’s Report about Pete’s Visit to the Kennedy School.
Do you want to see the teachers and administrators at the Kennedy School participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge? Click here!
My hero is Bobby Orr. My hero is my doctor. My hero is Martin Luther King Jr. My hero is my mum. My hero is a construction worker.
This video captures the true essence of Hero Week (click here to watch the video).
HERO WEEK EVENTS
- What is a Hero? on Monday, March 2– students will write a definition of “what is a hero” on a giant poster (the Hero Wall) in the cafeteria.
- What is a Hero? (continued) on Tuesday, March 3– Teachers will lead talking circles during a time of their choice to discuss what makes an individual a hero. (e.g. characteristics, actions, examples).
- Be A Hero! on Wednesday, March 4 (1) Students are encouraged to act heroic during the school day (e.g. do nice deeds, help others).
- Celebrating Heroes with Buddies on Thursday, March 5– Meet with buddies in the afternoon to nominate a hero and write about their character traits.
- Dress Like a Hero Day on Friday, March 6 (1) students will arrive to school dressed as a hero ( please keep in mind that the spirit of Hero Week is to educate students that the definition of Heroes stretches beyond Superman/Wonder Woman! We hope that after a week of inspiring learning on Heroes that we will see staff and students dressed as astronauts, firefighters, famous freedom fighters like Gandhi, Harriet Tubman etc,) (2) During morning announcements, we will select several students across several grades who are dressed like a hero to describe why they chose to dress like that person on the morning announcements.