Students at will soon have a new hands-on science opportunity thanks to a generous donation from its parent group.
With a $7,500 donation from the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization, the school will buy a horticulture greenhouse to learn about the life cycle of plants, pollination and hydroponics, which is the science of growing plants without soil.
The 12-foot-by-17-foot greenhouse will supplement the school’s science curriculum and give opportunity for extracurricular activities. It will be installed at the rear of the building and also include features such as composting with worms, solar-powered ventilation and a rainwater collection system.
Teachers and parent volunteers will run the greenhouse and conduct practical experiments.
Other parent-teacher groups throughout have also provided generous end-of-the-year donations to help their students learn.
At , the PTO donated $14,000 to buy and install 15 Mobi Interactive Whiteboards and six overhead ceiling projectors.
The Grand Prairie Elementary School PTO donated $2,000 for more library books.
At Liberty Elementary School, the PTA is buying $10,300 worth of classroom projectors for the third- and fourth-grade classrooms and $2,000 worth of basketball equipment and accessories for the playground.
Another $9,900 worth of classroom projectors, $3,000 for media center resources and $2,500 worth of books is being provided by the PTA.
The Ridge Elementary School PTO is donating $8,000 to buy ceiling projectors.