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Parkwood Service Group Helps Needy Families

PWMS students gathering canned goods for needy familes

 This year the guidance department, along with teacher referrals, have created a service group at Parkwood Middle school called the OPPS group, which stands for Obstacles to Opportunities. This outstanding group of students is responsible for creating service projects and anti-bullying activities that involve the students, staff, and local community members. During this holiday season the OPPS group, with help from the Monroe Police Department, has organized a canned food drive to help feed needy families in our community. The student body was encouraged to donate items as a small way to make a huge difference. The OPPS group assisted the Police Department by sorting and collecting cans which were then donated to Turning Point shelter in Monroe.

In addition to the canned food drive, Parkwood staff and community members are working on our school's annual Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree program helps Parkwood families who are facing economic hardship provide Christmas gifts and other small wishes to their children. Students are selected for Angel Tree based on teacher and staff referrals and we are proud to be the only middle school in Union County that provides this type of service to our students and their families.

Thank you to all who continue to support the great things happening at Parkwood Middle School.

Written by: Amy Schmidt
Posted: Dec 03, 2012 by Lisa Chapman

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