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Students give thanks and give back at Roosevelt Middle School

three girls posing with completed kits(11/23/2022) Every day before school at Roosevelt Middle School (RMS), students have the opportunity to stop by the media center to participate in a themed activity. Nov. 21 was Mindful Monday, as students conducted a service project to benefit the preschool students in the building.

Students volunteered their time to assemble 100 activity kits that the preschool students will take home for the holiday break. The students filled small gift bags that had the Roosevelt Royals paw print on it with items like Play-Doh, a miniature glider, stickers, a game, origami and more. Later in the day, groups of middle school students delivered the kits to the young learners. View photos of the volunteer activity

"Volunteering is important because it's an opportunity to do something that helps others," said RMS student Brady Whittenburg.

RMS teacher librarian Morgan Reel coordinates the morning programming and said Monday’s activity was intended to help strengthen the Roosevelt community by celebrating its youngest learners.

“I wanted to give our middle schoolers the opportunity to participate in volunteerism, which can benefit their mental well-being,” Reel said. “We do these morning activities and a lot of the time it is a make-and-take project, so I wanted to spin that around and have them make something for someone else.”