-Article by Madison Bennett, mLive:
A math teacher at Forest Hills Eastern Middle School used the hurricane aftermath to teach students a lesson in helping others. Robin Teliczan, and middle school students, conducted a fundraiser for two weeks, with seventh- and eighth-grade first-hour classes, in an effort to help those in need following Hurricane Irma. The competition-style fundraiser used dollars as negative points and coins as positive points. Each classroom was an “island” and students from outside classrooms tried to “sink” each other’s island by putting dollars in other’s bins. Each classroom had a board with islands that depicted whether they were above or below water. According to Teliczan, following the conclusion of the event, funds were donated to the American Red Cross through Lake Michigan Credit Union. To read more of the article and see pictures, go to mlive.com.