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School district goes viral by asking students and teachers a simple question: ‘What is your hope?’

Students and teachers in the Parkway School District in suburban St. Louis this week were asked to answer this simple question. The video of what they wrote has gone viral.
Students and teachers in the Parkway School District in suburban St. Louis this week were asked to answer this simple question. The video of what they wrote has gone viral. Parkway School District

One of the first things kids returning to school in the Parkway School District saw this week was a big chalkboard on the sidewalk, with a question written on it.

“What is your hope?”

Using big, fat, brand-new pieces of chalk, the suburban St. Louis students shared their hopes for the new year.

“I hope to be included.”

“That people will be kind.”

“People will like me.”

“That my teachers will like me.”

“I hope it feels like home.”

Then, teachers answered this:“What is your hope for students?”

“That kids know anything is possible.”

“I hope kids know how valued they are.”

“I hope school feels like home.”

The school district recorded the kids and teachers and posted the video to its Facebook page on Tuesday. It quickly reached viral status, watched more than 450,000 times and shared nearly 7,700 times.

One person’s comment summed up hundreds posted there: “We really all want the same things, don’t we?”

Watch the video below.

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