Peabody students serve town

Nadia Ratzlaff rakes leaves in Peabody last week for the community service project that the school participated in to help out the town.

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6th graders clean windows and pick up trash for downtown businesses in Peabody last week for a service project.

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Row one: Kaylee Reynolds, Gabe Glenn, Cayden Lamb Middle: Mrs. Kyle, Issy Fistler,

Back; Abby Gfeller, Stacey Sattler, Arianna Wilson, Aiyonna Tincher, Mrs. Charles. The group helped clean windows of local Peabody businesses and clean up trash around downtown last week during the community service project that high school and jr. high school students participated in.

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Hannah Bourbon, Lynn Berns, Peggy Unruh, Brenda Charles, and Shirley Davis served lunch last week to Peabody-Burns students who cleaned up around Peabody for a service project.

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Front: Weston Gaines, Lucas Spencer, Aries Baldwin, Alex Young, Abriana Fisher-Soukup and Lexi Davis. Back: Mr. Arnold, Matthew Robinson. The group was one of many groups of high schoolers and jr highers who raked leaves, picked up limbs and sticks and cleaned up trash all over Peabody during a community service project last week.

Peabody-Burns Jr. high and high school students took the day off from traditional learning on Tuesday, Nov. 16 and participated in a community service project around the town of Peabody. Teacher and High School Cheer Coach Denae Kyle organized the event that had students help around 16 businesses and 12 residents.

Our principal asked if I would be willing to organize it and I obliged since I was born and raised here and I have lots of contacts. I put something on Facebook asking if anyone (businesses and residents) needed help of some kind. We had a great response. Groups were divided into about 8-10 per group, both Jr high and high school were mixed,” said Kyle.

There were 11 groups of students and teachers.

We raked leaves, painted, cleaned windows, cleaned up trash, picked up limbs and sticks, cleaned school vehicles and more. We also picked up trash and limbs in the city park and Sante Fe Park,” Kyle said. “Local businesses supplied lunch, and we had a great group of ladies that volunteered to serve it and they put in a lot of work to do that for the kids.”

I am proud of our students and staff and am excited by the connections we strengthened with community members and business owners. We received great support and this day was an excellent opportunity for us to show our appreciation,” said Principal Tyler Schroeder.

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