Greenhouse Donated to Washington Garden Club

Greenhouse Donated to Washington Garden Club
February 2012- The Washington High School garden recently received a new greenhouse from funds raised by the Kool Kats, a special education campus club made up of students from the self-contained program who raise money to support events they participate in.

The WHS Garden Club officially opened the new greenhouse with a ribbon cutting ceremony, during which Club President Nubia Juarez and Principal Carol Lippert did the honors with garden shears. Those in attendance, including Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Johnson and Governing Board Clerk Patty Kennedy, were also served appetizers and drinks made from garden fresh ingredients, such as tomatoes, lettuce, and lemons.

Club sponsor Joseph Hummel says that the new greenhouse will be used by the special education classes to help foster life skills and teach math and science skills.  Other teachers, such as biology teacher Mr. Miller, also have a vested interest in using the garden and the greenhouse to provide an exceptional and innovative learning experience for their students.

Special appreciation goes to the Kool Kats for their fundraising efforts and to the Garden Club for helping to maintain this campus gem.

Mr. Miller and Dr. Johnson
Mr. Miller explains the benefits of the new
greenhouse to Dr. Jennifer Johnson.
WHS Garden Club
The WHS Garden Club is excited to utilize its
new greenhouse.