A recent service learning project involved Weyauwega-Fremont FFA members and the school district’s sixth-grade class.
FFA officers developed a program for the middle school students called Sixth Grade Safety Day.
Six rotations covered six different safety topics.
The project first began with an introduction in which FFA members explained the importance of safety to the students.
Then, they placed the sixth graders in groups, and they rotated through topics.
Kaitlyn Hickey and Karlie Grundman presented information about tobacco prevention.
Jeff Knorr, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden, talked about snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.
School Nurse Janet Meyer presented information about skin cancer prevention, and Andrea Neault talked about food and kitchen safety.
Weyauwega Police Chief Geralk Poltrock talked about Internet safety, while Steven Sullivan presented information to the students about boater safety.
The project involved all of the school district’s 75 sixth graders.
The FFA chapter raised money and received donations to provide a safety manual, which included a variety of topics.
Each sixth grader received a copy of the manual, following the assessment and evaluation of the program.
The FFA chapter appreciates all who helped make the day a success.