Throughout the first quarter, our 6/7s and 7/8s gave back to their school and community by completing a variety of service projects. They were divided into five groups, and with the help of mentor teachers, these sixty middle school students donated their time and talent in the following ways:
This dynamic group of students, led by Ellen B. and Jenn S., worked with staff at the Fitchburg Library to create book displays. One group created a display of picture books that included an interactive activity for young readers. The other group created a display for teen readers that included reviews of some of their favorite reads, creatively formed into bookmarks. Check out both projects now on display at the Fitchburg Library.
These tech savvy middle school students, under the guidance of Jack M. and staff from FACTv, produced a video about locally grown food. The video, which includes interviews with local growers and chefs who value locally grown food sources, will premiere at EAGLE and also play on Fitchburg Community Access Television.
Grandparents and “grand friends” of our 3/4 students benefited from the efforts of this ambitious group. Under the direction of Jessica D., Katie M., and Jean H., and in conjunction with the Junior 3/4s, these students hosted a special Grandparents’ Breakfast that included delicious food and delightful entertainment. The effort that went into planning, shopping, serving, and cleaning, was much appreciated by all who attended.
This energetic group, with the help of Maggie vB. and Denise M., worked with the Fitchburg Parks Director to continue several Gunflint Trail Park maintenance projects that were started last year. Students weeded gardens, collected acorns, removed stubborn honeysuckle, and planted some new plants that were donated by EAGLE’s generous volunteer gardener, Vicki Lee-Springman.
This group of science enthusiasts worked with Jared M. and a Leopold Elementary School science teacher to mentor a group of Leopold students as they completed a science exploration. Students traveled to Leopold School and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW campus.