Mark Twain Students Sell Slushies, Build Skills

A Mark Twain student tests the new slushy machine with teacher Jillian Fierro.

A Mark Twain student tests the new slushy machine with teacher Jillian Fierro.

Students enrolled in Mark Twain Middle School’s basic skills class are learning important business skills. The class has a new slushy machine and is pre-selling the icy drinks before school. Student customers will receive their slushies on Wednesdays.

“The project is teaching students job skills while raising funds to pay for class field trips to expand learning,” said Principal Nancy Griffith.

According to Griffith the project was the brainchild of the special education team including basic skills teacher Jillian Fierro and education assistants Melissa Rosenberry and Nicole Morris.

“Nicole and Melissa are both new to the team,” said Griffith. “They have been amazing with the kids and are exceptional team players. They are an integral part of our basic skills classroom.”