On October 25, Johnson Elementary School and PTO held a tree dedication ceremony to commemorate the arrival of two live oak trees. The trees were awarded through a grant sponsored by the Bob Jones Nature Center and the Alliance for Community Trees – People’s Garden Grant. Teachers, parents and students attended the ceremony as well as officials from the city of Southlake, Southlake City Council Members, CISD Administration, CISD School Board, Bob Jones Nature Center and the Texas Forestry Service.
The two live oak trees were planted in the back of the school in the garden area and kindergarten courtyard. Our JES PTO Tree Poem winner, Sophie Platt, 2nd grade student in Mrs. Moss’ class, read her winning poem as part of the celebration. An Arbor Day proclamation and the Tree City USA Designation for the City of Southlake was also highlighted during the event. Receiving and planting these trees was a great way to show our support, not only for the beautification and improvement of our campus and the Southlake community, but also demonstrated the importance and the beauty of our natural surroundings.
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