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Community Event Gets Boost From SMS Volunteers

Community Event Gets Boost From SMS Volunteers
SMS Honors games

Community Event Gets Boost from Stevens Middle School Volunteers
8th graders help with set up.

Twenty-five eighth grade Honor Society students from Stevens Middle School volunteered their help at the Harvest Carnival on Saturday, October 20.  The event, hosted by the Peninsula Pre-3 Cooperative Preschool, featured a wide variety of children’s activities, as well as a silent auction, to benefit the organization.

These students were responsible for set-up and ran the activity stations for the community event. Additional Honor Society students volunteered to clean-up after the event.

The event raises money for the Pre-3 Program that educates young children and their families.  The Pre-3 Cooperative is a parent-run cooperative preschool affiliated with Peninsula College’s Family Life Education Program.  The program offers a wide variety of activities led by an experienced Early Childhood Education teacher.  Parents join others in a parent discussion with a Parent Education Instructor from Peninsula College. 

The fascinating aspect is that the program’s goal is to start education early for student success, and several students who are now Honor students at the middle school were once two and three-year-old children in the program themselves about ten years ago.

“They are successful students today who are giving back to their community,” said Laurie Day, Stevens Middle School Language Arts teacher and Honor Society advisor.  “The idea that they also gave of their time at this event in which they were once part of, in my opinion, is testimony not only to the program but to how our community works together.”

Photos by Laurie Day – Honor Society eighth grade students from Stevens Middle School in Port Angeles help to set up, run and clean up a Harvest Carnival event for the Pre-3 Cooperative Preschool program, a parent-run cooperative preschool affiliated with Peninsula College’s Family Life Education Program.  Many of these middle schoolers attended the Pre-3 Program themselves when they were younger.