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Lone Tree High School Students Perform Service-Learning Projects

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

Lone Tree High School students have been helping the surrounding community and building rapport with each other as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

This year the Lions are focusing on service-based learning with projects at the Johnson County Crisis Center, Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, and Crowded Closet.

School Counselor Shelby Bryce says these trips are a way to open students’ eyes to community service, “Sometimes I think that people stray away from providing service in the community just for the mere fact that they don’t know where to go. They don’t even know how to start, how to get involved in stuff, and so it’s really my ultimate hope that they understand that there’s help needed in so many different places around our community. You don’t even have to drive 20 minutes and you can be in places that need help.”

This Wednesday some of the junior class helped with packaging, sorting, organizing and cleaning at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City. This is the fourth year Lone Tree has implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, in an effort to improve the culture of the school and the character of the students and staff.