Seabees tackle list at elementary school

Published 4:23 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2009

When the Seabees asked if they could help out at Pineville Elementary, Principal Jackie Graves starting making a list.

Personnel from the Naval Construction Battalion Center’s Naval Branch Health Clinic in Gulfport will mentor and tutor students, proctor tests, be guest speakers, chaperone trips, provide support at field-day events, and help with fitness programs and vocational skill training.

They’ll also complete some minor construction projects and be available as guest speakers.

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Graves told The Sun Herald their biggest job is to be on campus in their uniforms.

She said many of the 134 students at the small K-6 school come from single-parent homes and need positive role models.