by Alec Otminski
It's no secret that school cleaners have a difficult job. That's why 10 students at Edward Town Middle school helped out after school on March 14 as part of the school's "Cleaner Appreciation Day." This event was organized by teachers Maria Zaleski and Ashley Wood.
Wood explained that it was their way of showing support and giving thanks to the custodial staff.
"They make our school a safe and welcoming environment," Wood said.
Students helped clean floors, stairs, and classrooms. They also got to know some of the staff better.
"I just wanted to help them out," said eighth-grade student Silvana Bonura, "because it's a good thing to do. It removed some stress on their part."
The experience was eye-opening for students.
"We couldn't believe that students make such a mess!" said eighth-grade student Brittany Price.
All of the students who participated said they would do it again, and encourage others in the building to also participate. This will make students think twice about what happens in the school and be more thankful for the staff that works there, they said.
Alec Otminski is an eighth-grader at Edward Town Middle School.