Hoppin’ Out Hunger
By Melissa Shepherd and Lisa Morgan
Fisher Grade School held its 6th annual food drive for the Fisher Area Food Pantry during the week of March 11th - March 15th. Students were asked to donate items such as: paper towels, shampoo/conditioner, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, etc. The class that donated the most items won an Ice Cream Sundae Party! The food drive was organized by Mrs. Shepherd, Title I Math, and Mrs. Morgan, Title I Reading. They couldn’t have counted and organized everything without the help of sixth grade Title 1 Reading and Math students. Teachers at Fisher Grade School helped remind their students everyday to bring in items. Each afternoon, sixth grade students collected boxes of donated items from each classroom. These items were organized and counted per classroom. Mrs. Shepherd kept count everyday of how many items were donated by each classroom. It was a race to the finish line!
At the end of the week, the final items were tallied and a winner was announced! Students at Fisher Grade School donated more than 1,800 items! Mrs. Peavler’s Third Grade class brought in the most items and won the ice cream sundae party! Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Morgan served each student two scoops of vanilla ice cream with their choice of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, sprinkles, and/or whipped cream! This was Fisher Grade School’s biggest and most successful Food Drive yet! Students cannot wait until next year when they can show their support for their community by gathering items