What a beautiful day for planting
trees! Earth Day 2013 could not have been better. Students
and staff of Moorefield Intermediate School along with
helpers from WVCA, WVDA, and Hardy County Parks and
Recreation helped students at MIS plant 15 shade trees.
Three additional trees were purchased by the school in
memoriam and supplemented the twelve trees provide in the
Shade Tree Kit supplied by WV Project CommuniTree. During
the tree planting, the students learned about the different
species of trees, why trees are important in a landscape,
and how to properly plant, stake, mulch and maintain a tree.
The students helped place, plant, and mulch and stake the
trees and enjoyed getting dirty. Those participating in the
events of the day spent from 8:30 a. m. until 2 p. m.
planting with an hour lunch break. A total of fifteen trees
were planted around the playground area. The three
supplemental Yoshino Cherries were planted on the west end
of the building. A total of 345 students from third, fourth
and fifth grades participated in the planting.
This tree planting complimented the
dedication of our new MIS playground. Our Board of
Education members visited with us, and they along with our
entire student body and staff, participated in a formal
ceremony to dedicate the playground in memory of Mr. Andy
Frederick, beloved teacher.
A note from the Project Leader, teacher
Sheena Van Meter:
“Learning happens in so many ways and
in so many forums. It is nice, as a teacher, to be able to
bring non-traditional learning situations to our students.”