I remember middle school as being a time of turmoil for me. I'd moved around a lot due to my dad's job in the steel industry, and my middle school years were split between two states--which meant, two separate schools and two separate attempts at making friends and finding my place. To top it off, I was really tall for my age and very lanky. Needless to say, I got made fun of daily.
Scratch that. Hourly.
How I would have loved to stumble upon one of Secret Agent Eagle's acts of kindness! I imagine I would have cried less tears during my middle school years. Thank you, Secret Agent Eagle, for your kindness, especially in the often tumultuous world of All Things Middle School.
Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Location: a middle school; Pittsburgh, PA
Time: lunch time
Secret Agent Eagle tells us about her first mission:
As a staff, we had been discussing ways to improve the school climate and I thought starting a Secret Agent project would be perfect. Wednesday was the beginning of the new grading quarter at school and seemed to be the right time to carry out this mission. I found Quotable magnets at the Market District in Robinson- two that could be geared towards a student and one for a teacher. I also purchased simple blank note cards for the packaging.
I chose the name "Secret Agent Eagle" because our school's mascot is the eagle. As you can hopefully see on the cards, I tried to write positive, uplifting messages that would hopefully brighten up someone's day. I inserted a Quotable magnet, attached the SAL business card (not shown), and headed to school to find places to leave them.
As I'm sure you can imagine, there are always kids in the halls, so I wasn't able to get a picture of my drop points- I almost got caught! I left the teacher note in a faculty restroom near the main lobby. I then placed one of the student notes in a restroom on the third floor and the other was left on a windowsill between the first and second floors. I haven't heard anything about them being found, but I'm hoping to continue doing more missions and possibly getting other Secret Agent Eagles involved!
Thank you, Secret Agent Eagle, for your kindness and your creativity. Your school is so blessed to have you! Perhaps the Secret Agent Eagle project will catch on and your school will be overflowing with acts of kindness! Keep us posted!