Real Stories
  • Thursday, May 15, 2008 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship

    On Tuesday April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day!  All of our fifth graders had the opportunity to go outdoors to discuss and reflect on the importance of conservation.  They pledged to reduce, reuse and recycle at home and school.  Then, they went into action and planted two trees in our OLE. That same day all our Science Club members Kinder through 6th grade also celebrated by planting wildflower seeds throughout the OLE.

    Kid quotes from Earth Day

    "We should always recycle because we have to keep trees safe.  Earth is a really great place.  We need to keep our environment ...

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  • Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Community

    Watauga Elementary celebrated Earth Day and officially dedicated our Outdoor Learning Environment on April 22nd, 2008.   This was a special opportunity for over 700 students, staff and special guests in our community to share in the celebration of our first year in the ground.  

    Special Guests in attendance were Dr. Stephen Waddell, BISD Superintendent; Dr. Ellen Bell, BISD Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum;  Mark Thomas, BISD Communications Officer; Harry Jeffries, Mayor of Watauga; and from the REAL School Gardens Organization: Suzy Peacock, Stacey Hodge and Eric Vanderbeck.

    Eagle Scout Ryan, the son of one of our teachers, organized ...

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