Students Participate in School Makeover at Muhlenberg South Middle School

As the school year wraps up, hundreds of students at Muhlenberg South Middle School took part in an extreme makeover, getting classes ready for next school year.

For the students, it's one last hands-on assignment before the school year ends.

"Let me tell you, it was some really grody stuff,” said Michaela Harris, a 6th grader.

"Those lockers back there, dust is all on the bottom of them,” adds Cole Scott, an 8th grader at MSMS. "We had to vacuum out all the dust."

Nearly 350 students spent three hours making their school over, painting railings and goal posts, removing old paint, landscaping and cleaning all to get the middle school in better shape when students come back in August.

"We'll have a new 6th grade coming in, 5th graders from Muhlenberg South Elementary School and Greenville Elementary. They may have those lockers next year and it will help them becauase they'll have a fresh, clean locker to go in to,” Harris says.

The school did a smaller scaled makeover last year, but expanded it to allow the entire student body the chance to get out of the classroom, and give back.

“A lot of people helps,” says Scott.

"The kids that are leaving us are leaving something behind that they were a part of, and the ones that are coming back, then they'll help be a part in maintaining,” says Assistant Principal Doug Gloyd. "Plus, they'll buy in, which in turn, will hopefully take care of, and help keep others from messing up as well.”

Some students say the work today will have them better prepared three months from now, before their attention moves from school to summer.

"We got work today, play tomorrow,” Gloyd says.


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