Platteville High School students participated in their first Community Service Day May 4.
About 440 PHS students and 40 teachers and staff helped out with anything that needed to be done at various places around town in an effort to give back to the community of Platteville.
The majority of the students helped with outdoor work that included picking up trash and sticks at Mound View, Legion, Smith, Harrison, Knollwood and City parks. Students also helped clean two highways, the “M,” the Knollwood trails, the Rountree Branch Trail and Greenwood Cemetery and Hillside Cemetery. United Methodist Church and the Food Pantry additionally received some help from students.
Other PHS students participated in various indoor activities. Those who went to Westview Elementary School and Platteville Middle School helped tutor students and played games with them. Others helped clean and organize teachers’ classrooms.
A different group of students went to Manor Care, Park Place, Grey’s Nursing Home and the Platteville Senior Center. These students visited and played games with the residents there.
At Platteville High School students wrote thank-you notes to community members, organizations and military service members. Students also assisted custodians in cleaning classrooms.
After the two hours of work, the students returned to PHS for fresh frozen custard from Culver’s as an award for participating in this activity.
Key Club advisors Liz Peters and Mark Ludlum helped prepare the day’s events. Key Club members also played an integral role of getting Platteville students excited about the opportunity to give back to the community.