On a recent chilly afternoon (38 degrees) teacher Michael Long’s sixth grade class performed community service while doing a fall landscape clean-up of the entire front of North Rockford Middle School. With rakes, shovels, and pitch forks in hand, the kids appeared to be having a good time as any time away from class work is a good thing, right kids?! Judging from their attire, these kids exhibited great health and weren’t even phased by the unseasonably cool weather. (Notice the young lad kneeling in the front row wearing only a t-shirt and a pair of shorts.)
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