SIDNEY — The Sidney Middle School Student Council members grades 5-8, in collaboration with Seth Meyer’s seventh-grade science classes, hosted a fundraiser to collect money to purchase trees.
In making the students aware of the environment and the importance of not depleting its natural resources, Meyer collected data on how many sheets of paper the middle school uses in one full school year. The students did the research to find out how many sheets of paper come from one tree and decided to raise enough money to purchase seedlings and small trees to replace the paper used this school year.
Students put money into a bucket labeled with the name of the student council member they wanted to see take a pie to the face. SMS students in grades 5-8 raised $200 to purchase trees that will be planted on the school grounds and throughout the community. They hope to continue this each year.
SMS Student Council advisers are Nish Golden and Kevin Turner.