From Chaos to Character:
Walnut Middle School’s Story
♥ Anyone visiting Walnut Middle School on any day of the school year will see everything at Walnut come to a halt at 8:05 am, when every student and every adult in the building, led by student volunteers on the intercom, repeat the United States Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Purple Hands Pledge®.
♥ Students know that taking the Purple Hands Pledge® each morning is a promise to take responsibility for their words and their actions during the day!
♥ Teachers and support staff have continually emphasized the importance of respect and responsibility in the classroom and in informal student interactions.”
♥ “In the months since October 2000, the Hands of the Governor and the Secretary of State of Nebraska, several professional athletes, a U.S. Congressman, Grand Island have joined with us as Purple Hands Partners.
♥ Extensive local media coverage has helped students feel tremendous self-respect as community leaders who can tell Grand Island “Every person can make a difference in stopping violence by taking the Purple Hands Pledge®.”