SKS Spring Give Back Day

Spring give back day
Shell Knob students K-8, teachers, and staff went into the community on Thursday 4/12/2018, to give back to the community that supports them in all they do. This was the second “Give Back Day” of the school year.

A committee of teachers was gathered together to plan and execute what students would do to give back. The committee consisted of Mr. Parrott, Mr. Robertson, Mrs. Wheeler, and Mrs. Crain. They met regularly to plan, organize and set up the day. Next, they contacted various community organizations, businesses, and people to set up where children would go and what they could do for their community.

Spring give back day
Students were placed into groups and assigned teachers, staff, and older students to help them accomplish the tasks given them. The kindergarten class with 6th grade helpers went to CC Camp to pick up trash and beautify the area. First grade class did school cleanup with select helpers. Second grade with a couple of 6th graders, plus 7th grade students went to the Community Garden and worked mulching and planting for the gardens. 7th grade students also mulched the Methodist’s churches pathways and painted a shed. 3rd grade helped prepare the school gardens and did grounds cleanup. 5th grade students painted a fence and cleaned up at Freedom bank plus painted a fence.

Spring give back dayA group of fourth graders went to Subway and cleaned up the parking lot, grounds, and washed windows. Other groups went to various places around town. Such as: The Senior Center, Table Rock Auto, Pryzm Development, the Plaza, and Harter House. The last group of middle schoolers went to Hickory Hallow to paint cabins and do general clean up.   

Spring give back day
Students, teachers, and staff learned many new skills and had a chance to meet community members and give a little back to the community they live in. SKS with the help of its community is helping grow future leaders. Thank you for everyone that was part of a great learning experience.