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Thursday May 9, 2019 at 12:46pm Age: 163 days
Category: Middle School, District


No experience necessary. School pride and community spirit get the job done!

On a perfect spring afternoon, student-members of the Middle School’s Builders Club and their advisors joined their building principals on a clean-up and beautification of the school grounds. They got down in the dirt pulling weeds and collecting trash, digging and pruning, planting and collaborating. 

“It’s nice to be able to work outdoors and doing something good for our school,” said seventh grader Amelia Bohr who was engaged in planting flowers around the school entrance. “And we can take pride in what we did when we walk by everyday.”

With "building community" as their mission, the Builders Club takes on projects that demonstrate kindness toward others: blankets for children in hospital (Project Linus); Valentines for Veterans; Thanksgiving placemats for Honor Emergency Housing; fundraising for diabetes research; holiday ornaments for nursing homes; or Halloween treats for teachers. On May 8 the group took time to make their school a better place.

“I joined the Builders Club because I like to help others,” said seventh-grader Sloane Opel. “This project is a bit different but it’s good that we’re outside and doing something for our school,” Sloane said.

MVMS Builders Club is sponsored by Minisink Kiwanis and advised by Ed Miklaszewski, Kiwanis member, English teacher Steph Gage, and math teacher Allyson Kingly.