Dec. 16, 2022 - During the month of December, students at Neuwoehner High School have been baking treats for a select group of clientele...dogs! Over the past two weeks, they made 55 batches of Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers, which were available for students and staff to purchase.
“The students really enjoy dogs and they also enjoy cooking,” said Susan Moser, special education teacher. “We thought this would be the perfect service learning project for them. It also incorporates all the skills the students have learned in their independent living and vocational skills classes.”
Six-ounce bags were sold for $2.00. Students were responsible for measuring ingredients, mixing, rolling out the dough, and cutting the treats. Along with learning teamwork and how to follow a recipe, it was also an opportunity for students to give back to the community.
“Proceeds will go to Stray Rescue of St. Louis,” said Michelle Cantino, special education teacher.
“I enjoyed watching them work together, follow a complex routine, and see it all come together in the end.”
Senior students Evelyn Breit and Gideon Greene both have dogs, and said that their pets thoroughly enjoyed the treats. Eight students participated in the project. They sold over 225 bags and raised over $300.