Lake sixth graders celebrate end of trimesterFrom pancakes to blankets. Lake Middle School sixth graders celebrated the end of the first trimester Friday in a new school with good food and doing good for others.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
From pancakes to blankets. Lake Middle School sixth graders celebrated the end of the first trimester Friday in a new school with good food and doing good for others.
At 8 a.m. the class of about 400 students gathered in the cafeteria for a pancake breakfast put on by parents, teachers and District 833 superintendent Mark Porter.
The superintendent congratulated the sixth graders for being the first sixth grade class to attend Lake Middle School. Porter even spent time on the griddle helping flip some of the nearly 1,000 cakes served up to hungry students.
Later in the morning teachers led the sixth graders in a service learning project that produced about 150 blankets for area veterans and for the Tubman Family Alliance in Stillwater.
Teacher Annette Herzog said the students spent the last two months collecting blanket material donations and then made the blankets Friday morning.
The students also heard from a staff member from the Tubman Family Alliance about the organization which aids victims of family violence.
“It’s a very good service project, because students not only got to do something for people in need they learned more about who they are helping,” Herzog said.
Herzog said the sixth graders have adjusted well to their new surroundings in the middle school, which houses grades 6-8. This fall all junior highs in District 833 switched from the junior high configuration to the middle school format.
“They have done a great job transitioning,” Herzog said.