Kindness matters in schools
Thomaston — Lura Libby School celebrated the Great Kindness Challenge the week of Jan. 27 — something that staffers hope will instill the behavior as a lifestyle.
Students in kindergarten through fourth grade and staff were recognized for showing kind and caring behavior toward others. Their random acts of kindness — helping someone who was sad, letting someone look at a library book, voluntarily offering someone a snack, or helping someone tie their shoe — did not go unnoticed.
Principal Ainslee Riley also held the challenge at the Cushing Community School, culminating with the tallying of Caught Being Kind Tickets Jan. 3.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 15.