Middle school students learn about hygiene


Jase Hostler

Nurse Kelly Hoover distributed hygiene kits to middle school students at a recent meeting about keeping clean.

Jayden Bartlebaugh, Staff Writer

For young middle school and elementary students, body odor is a new smell they aren’t familiar with. However, Nurse Kelly Hoover is here to help combat the foul stench of 4th and 5th graders.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Hoover met with fifth graders to talk about hygiene and cleanliness in a brief meeting in the middle school cafeteria. She also distributed hygiene bags containing personal health products.

Mrs. Hoover teaches kids at an age where puberty starts and why proper hygiene is in need. She teaches the students general instructions on proper hygiene like bathing correctly, wearing clean clothes, handwashing and hair care. She also mentions a few other things, like what to do after gym class to stay clean.

To help with the fight against bad hygiene, the Bellwood Foundation has provided hygiene kits to each student.  These hygiene kits include deodorant, body wash, toothpaste and a toothbrush, and a brush or a comb.

Mrs. Hoover has been teaching hygiene classes for 8 years at the middle school.