Students at Heritage Elementary School in Spring Hill Wednesday got a special visitor.

Country music star Jason Aldean came and sat with students and played music.

Aldean’s appearance gave support to the Williamson County Schools’ “Be Nice” campaign. WCS posted a tweet with pictures of Aldean holding Be Nice signs and standing and sitting with a guitar with students.

He is not the first famous musician to support the effort that looks to create a culture of kindness in schools. Singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes appeared and gave his support, and has a dedicated video on the Be Nice page on WCS website.

Background of Be Nice:

In 2013-14, a group of Fairview High School students and staff began working on ways to create a culture of kindness in their school. Together, they came up with the slogan BE NICE and began printing t-shirts and signs with the mantra. As the message spread, photos of students, teachers, celebrities and professional athletes holding the BE NICE sign began to appear on social media. More importantly, teachers and students at Fairview High began to report a change in student behavior. Turns out, the BE NICE message was making a real difference

After witnessing the success at Fairview High, the district decided to expand the message to include all 41 schools and the Williamson County community at large. Now that each school has its own BE NICE sign and t-shirt, the movement is spreading worldwide. From Uganda to the Great Wall of China, photos of the BE NICE sign are popping up on social media, proving that Williamson County students and staff are committed to taking this powerful message with them wherever they go.

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