A number of schools in the Palm Beach County School District are busy this month beautifying and/or cleaning up campuses. This past Saturday (Oct. 19), Watson B. Duncan Middle School along with community members who were asked to join Duncan Middle for this amazing event in the beautification of the school campus.
According to Principal Adrian Ocampo and his staff, this was a take pride in our school and community beautification event which began at 1:00 p.m. and ran to 4:00 p.m. Participants in the event on campus did pressure cleaning, removing of graffiti, beautifying the grounds and planting flowers in the common areas.
At the conclusion of the community service project the valuable community partners were asked to join Duncan Middle for an appreciation barbecue celebration.
“National Make a Difference Day” is October 26 and on that day Don Estridge High Tech Middle School is planning to have a Pond Cleanup at their Draco’s Preserve, an outdoor Environmental Classroom that students and faculty have been developing since the fall of 2008. The preserve is being developed by 6th grade science teacher, Bruce Rich and his students.
The 3.25-acre preserve includes a deep water pond, marshland, Florida scrubland and a hardwood hammock. Students, teachers and supporters of the Draco’s Preserve are going to get together to clear trails, provide access points to the pond, develop a butterfly garden and clear over-grown weeds from the pond itself.
What better way to make a difference,” suggests Mr. Rich, “than to help our kids rediscover the beauty and fascinating diversity of our natural environment? In partnership with the city of Boca Raton and with many community partners, we can show our children that it is possible to live in harmony with nature.”
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REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office - Oct. 2013