LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Hundreds of La Crosse students were out before school Friday morning... making a positive impact on their community.
The entire student body of the Lincoln, SOTA II, Coulee Montessori Middle School were picking up trash in La Crosse's Washburn neighborhood.
Students were separated into groups with designated blocks to walk through, picking up debris and loose trash along the way.
The project is a part of the school's Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program which aims to teach and reinforce respect, responsibility, and relationship building.
"It was something we developed as a PBIS team and thought, 'This is a great way to get the kids out there and let them see that what they do can make a difference.' And we decided that it would also be a great way to kick off the school year," said PBIS Tier 1 Coach Mandi Hundt.
The students were out until nine Friday morning.
Afterwards, students attended an assembly to further expand on those PBIS values.
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