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SLC students perform jobs around campus to learn more skills

Teresa Johnson
Structured learning center student Vibol Huy loads the washer and washes cafeteria laundry on a daily basis.

Approximately 2,000 students walk the halls of LSHS. Among them are students who take at least some of their classes in the structured learning center (SLC). A portion of their work in classes includes performing a variety of jobs on campus.

The jobs that they complete are designed to help them in their futures.

“My students do jobs to learn how to take care of their house and to learn how to have a job and go make money.They earn pennies for doing jobs and spend them at our class store on Fridays,” Megan Britton said.

Sometimes students are absent, but the jobs still need to be completed.

“When a student is absent, I find someone who has already finished their jobs and ask if they want to earn extra pennies. If they say no, I ask another student,” paraeducator Andrea McInnis said.

The teachers in the SLC have created a variety of jobs.

Structured learning center student Cody Fair restocks the paper in all of the printers each week.

“Each week, I try to give students a mix of jobs they really like and jobs they don’t like so much,” McInnis said.

Not only does the Work they perform help build their skills, it also supports other staff on campus.

“It helps us have more time to clean indoors and keeps our campus clean and safe,” custodian Jennifer Reynolds said.

Some of their work is highly visible, and others are more behind the scenes.

“It is a great help to us to have all of our mops and towels clean and ready for use each day,” Char Holmes said.

Each Viking makes a valuable contribution to LSHS. When you see them, say thank you to students who are working to make the high school run more smoothly.

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