By Casey Nolen
Ballwin, MO (KSDK) - If you were looking for your fifth grader on a Friday evening chances are school would be last place you'd check. But that's exactly where 110 students from Pierremont Elementary in Ballwin wanted to be this Friday.
A group of fifth graders organized what they call a "Kids' Night Out." Chaperoned parents and teachers, the younger kids paid $10 to spend a few hours doing different activities set up by the fifth graders.
But it wasn't just for fun, the money raised will go to cancer research.
"We thought, 'How do we give ourselves a challenge and do something that will do good in the world while challenging ourselves?'" said fifth grader Justin Cupps. "So, that's exactly what we did."
"As a teacher this is what you want," says teacher Shea Brasier. "I mean, it is about reading and writing, but you are kind of helping shape a whole child," said Brasier who helped Cupps and his friends pull-off the event.
The kids raised about $900 for the Siteman Cancer Center. And this isn't their only recent accomplishment, the kids also won a national contest with NASA, and a team from the space agency will be visiting the school next week.