Ridgemont Board of Education members discussed at their Thursday evening meeting an initiative by community members and staff to incorporate the school’s history into the new pre-K through 12 facility slated to open for the 2015-16 school year.
Board member Cheryl France shared that during the past three months, this group has met to develop a variety of projects that could help future generations remember their roots.
The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes are interested in researching the best trees for the new property. Working with Maintenance Supervisor J. Mac Geissinger, the pupils would like to purchase, plant and maintain the trees, and also to study the growth of the trees in their science and math classes. This is an example of a service learning project.
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