Walnut Creek Students planting a tree

Students Give Back on Earth Day

Students around the district spent Earth Day beautifying their own little spot in the world.

Crestview Elementary fifth graders celebrated Earth Day by beautifying their school grounds. Students raked leaves, picked up garbage and, with the help of a special guest, planted a tree. Wright Outdoor Solutions donated a sugar maple tree to the school and Dave Leighton, an employee at the company, also helped Crestview students plant the tree. He explained it needed five gallons of water twice a week for the next few weeks in order to survive. The class plans to bring in milk jugs to be able to send students out to water the tree each week.

At Clive and Westridge, students sang Earth Day songs and discussed ways to reduce, recycle and reuse. Clive sixth graders enjoyed cleaning up the school grounds, filling five trash bags with debris. Some Westridge students even went outside to hug a tree!

Walnut Creek Campus participated in an all-school Day of Service. Staff and students spent the day in conjunction with the City of Clive cleaning up green spaces and planting trees in celebration of both Earth and Arbor Day. Students and staff worked at four different sites along the Clive greenbelt that included 86th Street at Park Trail, ff of Maddox Parkway, near the Clive Aquatic Center (by the walking bridge)and Campbell Park.