Beatrice students help clean West Scott Street baseball field after flooding

Students in Beatrice got out of the classroom and did some hands-on work as they helped clean off the debris at the baseball field. 

Third through fifth graders at Stoddard and Paddock Lane elementary schools got a chance to help clean up West Scott Street baseball field after flooding left debris scattered. 

“School always isn’t about the ABCs, it’s also about the soft skills and taking ownership, and this is a great way for them to do it,” Kevin Janssen, Beatrice Elem. principal, said. 

Principal Janssen said this was a great way to give back to their community. He said the school’s community partnerships do so much for them, they wanted to help in any way they could. 

The students talk a lot about Orangemen pride and what it means to them, like being respectful, taking care of their belongings and treating others as you would want to be treated. Now they were able to show that Orangemen pride. 

The city of Beatrice also enjoyed the students help and was happy to see the young kids helping the community. 

“It helped us create a little work ethic for the kids, so it helped them,” Mark Pethoud, director of public properties, said. 

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