Wednesday, June 3, Team 7-2 students and staff from Urban Middle School
went to Kohler-Andrae State Park for the day. While there, the students
and staff not only had fun, but also worked on a service project. Half
of the 72 students pulled garlic mustard, while the other half picked
up trash on the beach for the first hour of their trip. After finishing
the service project, the students and their group leaders walked along
the sand dunes, took a nature hike, and strolled along the beach.
entire group went to the Nature Center to see all the interesting
exhibits and watch a short video about the state park and the
surrounding area. A long hike took the students back to their hang out
spot which was the enclosed shelter where they ate brats, burgers, hot
dogs, chips, and desserts, as well as had some free time to play
soccer, volleyball, and frisbee; to fly kites; to play on the play
ground; and to just relax for a bit.
students and staff are thankful for the parent and staff volunteers;
for the donations of gloves from Diamond Vogel Paint and the north side
Wal-Mart; for the food donations; and the helpful staff at
Kohler-Andrea for making this day possible.