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Sticky note surprise for D.C. Everest students

WESTON (WAOW) -- D.C. Everest Middle School students had a special surprise waiting for them on their lockers Wednesday morning.

Sticky notes containing positive messages had been posted for them. Members from the Student Council, Junior Optimists and Stand Up Against Bullies groups wrote all the messages one day after school. The Boys and Girls Club later posted the notes.

"Lots of different organizations working together on behalf of the kids and I'm really fired up about that and grateful that so many people took the time to bring something like that to scale," said Casey Nye, principal of D.C. Everest Middle School.

They wrote a note for every single student, about 830 in all. Messages varied from inspirational quotes, movies lines and even a simple, "You're #1."

Educators say the goal was to make what could be a stressful atmosphere to some, a more welcoming one.

"A middle school can be a really hard transition for some kids and in this school we focus on the positive and making the kids feel like they belong," said Dallas Rennie, a teacher and adviser of Junior Optimists.

Students involved say they enjoyed the project.

"We just need to like compliment each other more and show that we care about each other more," said Maddie Krolow, a seventh grader.

Educators say a teacher got the idea for the surprise from an educational blog.

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