Random Acts of Kindness for the Alternative School


By Debra Corbell-Grover



Left to right, Diversion Officer David Woolever and Discipline Officer Roger Lovett, (Not shown: Alternative School Director Joe Henry, Juvenile Probation Officers: Lori Gentry and Scott Inskeep) strive to educate at the Alternative School and develop a more cooperative attitude in the students who then may be able to learn and grow within their home school’s guidelines.


Troi Penwell, Alternative School teacher, engages multi-grade students and works to provide students who strive to learn with an environment more conducive to learning without disruption of peers.


Left to right, Finance Chair Claudia Coe, committee members Nancy Hammond and Lauran Perrill, with Communications Chair Debra Grover and committee member Vicki Staffan shown serving a hot homemade lunch. Altrusans involved, but not shown: Sally Begin, Norita Craycraft, Janet Robinson, Kathy Adkins, Bobbie VonBargen, Liz Wright, and Mary Sue Spengler.


Altrusa Finance and Communications committees performed a random act of kindness by making a hot homemade lunch to share with the Alternative School students, in honor of the Alternative School administrators, juvenile diversion and probation officers on Feb. 17.

Altrusa members, as well as Washington and Miami Trace educators, recognize and appreciate the wonderful work of our dedicated juvenile diversion, probation, and Alternative School professionals. They work really hard to do the very best by our students.

The Random Acts of Kindness movement evolved to counteract the many random acts of violence which unfortunately are so prevalent today. This has become a nationwide movement which inspired the creation of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, established in 1995.

Although Altrusa International of Washington Court House is not affiliated with this foundation, we believe practicing acts of kindness in our daily lives will benefit our world, our communities, our schools, our places of business and our families. In truth, it is often asked; who benefits most from an act of kindness, the giver or the recipient?

“Kindness is contagious; it has a way of spreading, even around the globe.”

Left to right, Diversion Officer David Woolever and Discipline Officer Roger Lovett, (Not shown: Alternative School Director Joe Henry, Juvenile Probation Officers: Lori Gentry and Scott Inskeep) strive to educate at the Alternative School and develop a more cooperative attitude in the students who then may be able to learn and grow within their home school’s guidelines.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Altrusa-RAK-2016-Juvenile-Ofcrs.jpgLeft to right, Diversion Officer David Woolever and Discipline Officer Roger Lovett, (Not shown: Alternative School Director Joe Henry, Juvenile Probation Officers: Lori Gentry and Scott Inskeep) strive to educate at the Alternative School and develop a more cooperative attitude in the students who then may be able to learn and grow within their home school’s guidelines.

Troi Penwell, Alternative School teacher, engages multi-grade students and works to provide students who strive to learn with an environment more conducive to learning without disruption of peers.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Altrusa-RAK-2016-Alt-Sch-Teacher.jpgTroi Penwell, Alternative School teacher, engages multi-grade students and works to provide students who strive to learn with an environment more conducive to learning without disruption of peers.

Left to right, Finance Chair Claudia Coe, committee members Nancy Hammond and Lauran Perrill, with Communications Chair Debra Grover and committee member Vicki Staffan shown serving a hot homemade lunch. Altrusans involved, but not shown: Sally Begin, Norita Craycraft, Janet Robinson, Kathy Adkins, Bobbie VonBargen, Liz Wright, and Mary Sue Spengler.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Altrusa-RAK-2016-CommFin-Members.jpgLeft to right, Finance Chair Claudia Coe, committee members Nancy Hammond and Lauran Perrill, with Communications Chair Debra Grover and committee member Vicki Staffan shown serving a hot homemade lunch. Altrusans involved, but not shown: Sally Begin, Norita Craycraft, Janet Robinson, Kathy Adkins, Bobbie VonBargen, Liz Wright, and Mary Sue Spengler.

By Debra Corbell-Grover

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