Merrill Middle School Afterschool Program Visits Arborview Manor for Annual Service Learning Project

posted Apr 25, 2019, 3:58 PM by Katie Nieman
Students in the Middle Extended Learning Time (MELT) Afterschool Program at Merrill Middle School recently spent time giving back and getting to know residents of Arborview Manor. The program was busy preparing for their Annual Spring visit to Arborview Manor and creating handmade gifts for residents. The project has become one of the students’ favorite service learning and enrichment activities. While creating handmade gifts to deliver to the residents, the activity enables students to build positive relationships with their peers and their lead classroom facilitators, Ms. Engvall and Ms. Griswold. As they worked on the project, topics of discussion centered around compassion, empathy, the importance of community, and how it impacts their character as individuals.  

The project concluded with an inspiring and heartfelt visit to Arborview Manor. On Thursday, April 18, 2019 the students and classroom facilitators embraced the opportunity to meet with the residents of Arborview Manor and deliver their flowerpot projects to them. 

The Oshkosh Area School District is home to 8 community learning centers (CLC), or extended-day learning programs. Lighted School House programs are at Emmeline Cook, Merrill, Roosevelt, Washington and Webster Stanley Elementary Schools. Middle Extended Day Learning Time (MELT) programs are at Perry Tipler/ALPS and Merrill Middle Schools. To learn more about the OASD's MELT program and other CLC visit