Seventh Grade Spikes Spring Service Project Day
On Friday June 1st 140 seventh grade students from Deer Park Middle School (DPMS) once again gave back to their neighborhood and city by participating in the fourth annual Seventh Grade Spikes Spring Service Project. Back in 2015, DPMS Principal Tim Olietti wanted instill a feeling of community service in his students by giving them a chance to do meaningful, hands-on work that benefits the community. By doing these tasks students learned about the values and benefits of being part of a community. Work projects for this year’s service day included washing windows at Deer Park Crossing Senior Residence Facility, painting the dugouts at the Deer Park Sports Complex, removing brush at Library Park, planting flowers at the City of Deer Parks’ Maintenance Shop, painting buildings and bleachers at the Clayton Community Fairgrounds, and clearing trails at Camp Reed YMAC Camp. After lunch, the students capped off their day by picking up trash on their adopted road segments along Colville Road and H Street. For their efforts, students will be rewarded by a day of outdoor education and fun at Camp Reed YMCA Camp. Also participating in the project were student leaders from the Deer Park High School Key Club, Deer Park Kiwanis Club and DPMS faculty. All in all it was a great day for the local community.