Onekama School Organizes Fall Clean-Up



<--Third grade student Jake Petrosky clears brush from the playground.

They came. They saw. They got dirty.

On Monday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 21, Onekama Consolidated Schools’ parents, teachers, and students gathered at the school playground for two afternoons of working together to help prepare the playground garden for winter. Families arrived with gloves, shovels, pruners, and wheelbarrows – ready to pitch in and do their part.

Students, parents, teachers, and staff worked side-by-side to get the job done. “We’re so grateful to the families who participated in the Fall Clean-Up,” said teacher Shantel Niederstadt. “Onekama really is fortunate to have parents who like to get involved. It sends a great message of cooperation and teamwork to our students to see these lessons in action.”

“The garden clean-up was about more than pulling up weeds,” explained Onekama Principal Gina Hagen. “It was about coming together as a school community to show that we care about providing the best school environment possible for our children.”

 Fifth Grade teacher Bonnie Brown lends a hand.

Fourth grader Sydnee Hrachovina does some heavy lifting for a good cause.

Fourth grader Emma Niederstadt shows that work can be fun.

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