Positivity Project

The vision of the Positivity Project at Washington Mill ES is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.” The Positivity Project aims to reach 2,000 schools and 1 million students nationwide by 2022.

The Positivity Project (P2) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify character strengths in us all.  The movement is based in the tenets of Positive Psychology.

Every one to two weeks, our students learn about a new character strength. By leveraging Positivity Project resources, provided free of cost, teachers use approximately 10-15 minutes per day to lead a discussion about that week’s strength. Teachers are equipped with resources but encouraged to tailor daily character education to their students’ unique needs.

Teachers are given resources and training on the 24 character strengths. 

September 9-15 OPM2 - Other People Matter Mindset
September 16-22 Curiousity
September 23-29 Teamwork
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 Open-mindedness
October 7-13 OPM2 - Identifying & appreciating the good in others
October 14-20 Integrity
October 21-26 Perspective
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 Creativity
November 4-10 Bravery
November 11-17 Gratitude
November 18-24 Gratitude
Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 OPM2 - Knowing my words & actions affect others
December 2-8 Kindness
December 9-15 Humility/Modesty
December 16-22 Self-Control
Dec. 30 - Jan. 5 Wild-card/Make-up
January 6-12 Perseverance
January 13-19 Hope
January 20-26 Prudence
Jan. 27- Feb. 2 OPM2 - Supporting others when they struggle
February 3-9 Social Intelligence
February 10-16 Love
February 17-23 Wild-card/Make-up
Feb. 24 - Mar. 2 Enthusiasm
March 3-9 OPM2 - Cheering others' success
March 10-16 Love of Learning
March 17-23 Forgiveness
March 24-30 Fairness
Mar. 31 - Apr. 6 Humor
April 7-13 OPM2 - Being present and giving others attention
April 14-20 Wild-card/Make-up
April 21-27 Appreciation of Beauty
Apr. 28 - May 4 Purpose
May 5-11 Leadership
May 12-17 OPM2 - Other People Matter Mindset