‘What is your hope?’ – St. Louis school district’s inspiring experiment goes viral

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Students are showing up for their first day of school over the next few weeks.  One area school district decided to do something to inspire students and teachers this year.  They asked them a question.  Their responses are going viral.

The Parkway School District placed chalkboard outside on campus as students arrived at school. One simple question, written in chalk, was posted on the board, "What is your hope?"

Students came up and wrote their answers on the board. They left messages like, "Make new friends," "To have a great year," "Be Happy," and "People Will Like Me."

They posed a question for the district's teachers, "What do you hope for your students?"

They answered with statements like, "I hope school feels like home," "That kids know anything is possible," "I hope you feel like you matter; you do!"

The video ends with a slate saying, "And so, we begin another year, our hopes and dreams connected. In a place where we matter with people who care and infinite possibilities ahead.

The video has been shared over 4,000 times and has 234,000 views on Facebook.