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PHOTO GALLERY: Schulte Students Learn, Celebrate Arbor Day

From bugs to tree health to the importance of recycling, students at Schulte School in Sturtevant spent Friday learning and celebrating for Arbor Day.

Thanks to an urban forestry grant, students at Schulte School got a great introduction to the importance of Arbor Day.

Led by volunteers from the Sturtevant Beautification Committee, the Master Gardeners from UW-Extension, members of the Buildings and Grounds Department at Racine Unified and students from Case, the day featured 9 stations of hands-on experiences through which classes rotated.

Without the combined efforts of Joe Reeves from RUSD's Buildings and Grounds and Sue Novak, a first grade teacher at Schulte, the day would not have come together. It was the first time, Reeves said, that the buildings and grounds department had ever been involved in a school directly.

"It's important to involve kids," he said.

Rose Woodruff April 28, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Beautiful pics, Heather, and thank you once again for covering the news for Sturtevant. That was the best Arbor Day celebration I've been priviledged to participate in. Thanks to many teachers like Sue Novak, Schulte School is a fine example of education at its best. And RUSD should be proud to have an employee like Joe Reeves who takes such pride in his grounds maintenace work and at the same time really cares about the kids. Thanks to the dedicated members of the beautification committee and Patti Nagai who volunteered their time. Rose Woodruff
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) April 28, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Thanks, Rose! What a great way to break up all the information that goes into caring for trees and how to take better care of our environment. Joe and Sue did a great job organizing and you and your group did a fantastic job leading the stations.
Joe Reeves April 29, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Thank you Sue, and all the volunteers, sponsors, and staff who helped make Schulte's Arbor Day Celebration a wonderful event for the students and everyone who attended.

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