Middle School Service Projects

Throughout the first semester, our 6/7s and 7/8s are giving back to their school and community by completing a variety of service projects. They’ve been divided into six groups, and with the help of mentor teachers, these sixty middle school students are donating their time and talent in the following ways:

Book Bundlers

This creative group of students, led by Ellen B., has worked with staff at the Fitchburg Library to get experience in creating book bundles for young readers. Together, they have also shopped at Half Price Books to purchase books they will parcel with learning activities and donate to a local food pantry. They hope that parents and children who visit the pantry will take home a book bundle to enjoy some family reading time.

Library group poses before their doughnut celebration.

Video Producers

These tech-savvy middle school students, under the guidance of Jack M. and staff from FACTv, are producing a video featuring Fitchburg businesses with a GREEN focus.


Grandparents’ Breakfast Hosts

Grandparents and grandfriends of our 3/4 students will benefit from the efforts of this ambitious group. Under the direction of Jessica D., and in conjunction with the Junior 3/4s and Jenn S., these students will host a special Grandparents’ Breakfast on November 10 that will include delicious food and delightful entertainment.

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Grandparents’ Breakfast group cooking

Park Caretakers

This energetic group, with the help of Maggie vB. and Denise M., is working with Fitchburg Parks to continue several Gunflint Trail Park maintenance projects. They are also planting and weeding the many new garden spaces around our school.

 

Oral Historians

Under the direction of Chuck Price, these young history enthusiasts have researched the Cold War era and will be interviewing local seniors and recording their memories of that time period.

 

The Leopold group shows off some of the letters from their pen pals.

Montessori Book Buddies

These helpful middle-schoolers, under the guidance of Mary Kay B., are buddying up with young students at Greenway Crossing Montessori to enjoy the experience of reading together and responding to literature through art, writing, and games. Our students are excited to build community with their young buddies through this interactive and inspiring process.