MOUNDRIDGE — High school students could be seen all over Moundridge on Wednesday, but even though they were not in the classroom, they were hard at work.

Moundridge High School's student council organized nearly 120 students and staff into groups to tackle projects at part of its annual Community Work Day.

Moundridge High School teacher and student council sponsor Melanie Krehbiel oversaw a group of students painting playground equipment and sprucing up landscaping at Black Kettle East Park.

"We had an assembly this morning with donuts and juice provided by the chamber of commerce," Krehbiel said.

Students turned out at the city's swimming pool to clean out leaves from the pool, yank weeds from between the seams in the cement and clean out storage areas.

The students also washed windows, swept sidewalks and cleaned flower beds in front of businesses in downtown Moundridge.

"We've got people everywhere," Krehbiel said.

One group of students worked to remove dead branches from Black Kettle Creek as part of the Community Work Day.

At the Moundridge Museum Complex, chainsaws and tractors were running, cutting away dead brush that Moundridge High School students carried off to be burned.

After a full morning of work, the students ate a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the Moundridge Lions Club in Black Kettle Park.