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Choose To Be Nice program puts Riverview Elementary in the spotlight

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April 11, 2019
MARION — Riverview Elementary is currently the featured school on the Choose To Be Nice program's website!
Choose To Be Nice is a social enterprise dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kindness, through a comprehensive curriculum available to schools. Riverview is the first school in Indiana to implement this program!
The mission of Choose To Be Nice make the world a nicer, kinder place one individual, one interaction, one school, one company, and one community at a time. And it all starts with a simple promise:
"I promise to help spread kindness wherever and whenever possible. And to the very best of my ability, I’ll be nice to those with whom I come into contact on a daily basis."
Anyone can make the Choose To Be Nice promise; go to
Riverview Principal Lendon Schwartz said the has helped teach their students how to be respectful, and responsible, how to accept others, be patient, be a teammate, be honest, friendly, kind, and courageous.
“Our GIANTS are AWESOME!” he said.
To hear from some Riverview students about how this program has affected them and their school, go to
Lendon Schwarts, Riverview Principal