Valentine's Day Comes Early to Gentry Middle School

5 years 8 months 3 days ago Thursday, February 13 2014 Feb 13, 2014 Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:21:00 AM CST February 13, 2014 in News
By: Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Valentine's Day came early for students at Gentry Middle School Thursday. Students came to school and got an unexpected surprise - a valentine note on every locker.

The note simply stated, "You Are Loved."

Students did not know who the cupid culprit was because she wanted to remain anonymous. The student's mother, Linda, who didn't want to reveal her last name, said her daughter got the idea at the beginning of February and began working on the notes every week, and during the snow days.

Linda said Valentine's Day is an important day for her family, because it's all about showing love and appreciation for each other. Her daughter originally wanted to do something special for two of her school friends, but soon changed her mind and decided everyone in school should feel special.

Sixth grader Maddie Orr said,"I didn't think it was going to be anything really different, and when I came to school and saw them on the locker I was surprised."

About 843 students attend Gentry Middle School and there were valentines not only on student lockers, but on office staff doors and classroom doors as well. David Laughlin, assistant administrator, said roughly 1,000 valentine notes were spread throughout the school.

Thursday morning the anonymous student had the choice to come into the office and reveal her identity, but she didn't. The school required permission in order for her to come into the school after hours and deliver the valentine notes, and on Wednesday night she came into the school and got to work.

There is no school on Friday due to it being a teacher work day, so this is why the students received them Thursday. Orr said if she had the chance to meet the anonymous St. Valentine, she would like to thank them for actually caring about the students and everyone in the school.

"It just feels good to be loved by others," she said.

Addie Logsdon, an eighth grader, said the act of kindness sends out a good anti-bullying message because it shows people that they're special and other people like them even if they don't like themselves.

It is the first time administrator Laughlin has seen something like this done at Gentry.

 

More News

Grid
List
MARSHALL - The suspect in a pair of shootings in early October has been caught out of state, police announced... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 9:10:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
CALIFORNIA - A man heard his sentence on Friday after killing a 20-year-old three years ago for drunk driving. ... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 6:31:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Below are scores from football games around mid-Missouri. Final scores are in bold. ... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 6:06:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
COLUMBIA —The University of Missouri issued a statement Friday that the MU Department of Theatre was "in error" when it... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 5:52:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Friday Night Fever’s Week 8 Game of the Week features a dominant Helias (6-1) visited by a surging... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 5:44:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
COLUMBIA — The True False Film Festival and Ragtag Cinema are dissolving their relationship with Columbia church The Crossing. Cinema... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 5:33:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Springfield Mayor Ken McClure hosted a group for a strategy session that included Governor Mike Parson in October.... More >>
11 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 4:18:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY - The extent of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' leg injury sustained during the team's Thursday night... More >>
12 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 3:07:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in Sports
JEFFERSON CITY - A damaged downtown Jefferson City building is scheduled for demolition, but the owners have filed an appeal... More >>
13 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 2:26:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A drug company's decision is causing new worries for the families of children with cancer. Vincristine, a... More >>
13 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 1:55:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police investigated a threat at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Friday. TJMS sent out... More >>
14 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 1:27:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A woman is dead after a car crash on Highway 63 in Columbia on Thursday afternoon. Columbia... More >>
15 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 11:57:00 AM CDT October 18, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Leaders from several organizations from around Boone County gathered Friday to talk about various county-wide goals. The... More >>
16 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 11:10:00 AM CDT October 18, 2019 in Top Stories
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a triple homicide in a Kansas City neighborhood. Police spokesman... More >>
16 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 11:01:00 AM CDT October 18, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - A man was arrested Thursday evening after police found dangerous drugs during a routine traffic stop. The arrest... More >>
22 hours ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 4:29:00 AM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The fifth annual Project Homeless Connect begins Friday. The event provides support for those experiencing homelessness,... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 3:23:00 AM CDT October 18, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Sixteen Columbians will travel to Columbia's Japanese sister city, Hakusan City, to reaffirm the relationship between the two... More >>
1 day ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 2:29:00 AM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — After a controversial sermon at The Crossing on Sunday, the LGBTQ community is calling for those involved to... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, October 17 2019 Oct 17, 2019 Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:41:00 PM CDT October 17, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 52°
4am 50°
5am 50°
6am 49°
7am 49°