A group of sixth-graders worked together Monday to lower and set a hula hoop on the ground in the activity known as Helium Hula Hoop. The activity is one of many that Michelle Cote, right, has facilitated for sixth- and eighth-graders during her stint as educator-in-residence at Middle School of the Kennebunks. Cote, an educator through the Kieve-Wavus Leadership School, came to the middle school through a grant from the Education Foundation. She encourages students to be collaborative and cooperative through team-building activities. (Alex Acquisto photo) 1p1.jpg