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107 students, teachers, and West View family members joined the West View Elementary School freerice.com group to help alleviate world hunger. To focus attention on our school-wide service project, several classrooms grew rice from seed, and primary-grade students read Mr. Richter's book, Rice From Field To Table.

To see the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, click here!

You can also read the McKnight Journal article by clicking on the two pages below.

 The freerice website offers multiple-choice quizzes on various school subjects. The questions start off at an easy primary level, and gradually advance to levels that can challenge adults. Each correct answer unlocks a donation of ten grains of rice to the World Food Programme (WFP). Since its inception in 2007, freerice.com has donated approximately 91.9 billion grains of rice to WFP.

WFP is a United Nations frontline agency that fights hunger in over 75 countries.  In addition to providing food, WFP helps hungry people to become self-reliant so that they escape hunger for good. This year, WFP will bring food assistance to more than 90 million people worldwide.

Although our school year has ended, the group is still active. Here is how you can join the West View Elementary School group.

1) Navigate to www.freerice.com

2) Click on the “sign up” tab at the top of the screen.

3) Input a screen name and your email address. Freerice will send password information to your email address.

4) Use the information to log into the site.

5) Before you start playing, click the “find groups” option under the “groups” tab. Write “west view” in the white search box and click the search tool. Our group will come up.

6) Click “play,” then select a topic.

7) When you log in afterward, remember to select the West View Elementary School group before playing.

As of June 1st, 2012, this school-wide service project has raised over 1,530,000 grains of rice, enough to feed 80 people. West View's group is ranked in the top 1% of groups out of over 20,000 groups worldwide.

With everyone’s help, we can help end world hunger ten grains of rice at a time.



 
 
 

Junior Achievement

This is West View's fifth year hosting the Junior Achievement Program. This year, volunteers served students in grades K-5.

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