Archive for the ‘KWB in Action At Schools’ Category
Students from Ms. Emmon’s third grade class at Higgins elementary were caught doing their weekly classroom recycling last month. Many classrooms do a lot to practice the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Ms. Emmons says ” I want to do all I can to instill small practices that make a HUGE difference.” Pictured here:
Boy Scout Troop 359 helped with the Adopt a Highway Program Saturday.They had 8 boys and 3 leaders and collected 20 bags of trash including large items like a car bumper! They helped their Troop Sponsor, Whitehouse United Methodist Church, police it’s 2 mile stretch of 346 that is part of the TXDOT Adopt a Hwy Program and is sponsored locally by KWB. It is amazing and sad how much trash is thrown along our roadways in just a few months since the last cleanup effort. We wish we could say we found no trash! Great Work Scouts! You are learning how to be great citizens!
KWB with the help of First Baptist Youth Group replanted bulbs, weeded and trimmed Latana along the Brown Wall and Four Corners in Whitehouse. KWB President and Master Gardner, Hazel Bateman demonstrated the proper techniques for the youth group before starting. Thank you First Baptist Youth Group for the hard work and learning to be great citizens!
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful gave K-Kids of Cain Elementary a $200 Campus Beautification Grant. K-Kids is a service organization that teaches leadership skills through service to their school and community. They want to use the grant to improve the appearance of their campus by planting flowers and shrubs as well creating a sitting area with benches, paving stones, and possibly a water feature.
On Saturday, August 22, 2015, KWB volunteers assisted the parents of Higgins Elementary in weeding, adding compost, plants and mulch to the front entrance flower bed. A big thank you to Meagan Schneider for organizing this event and to Nix Landscape and Supply for their donation of mulch as well as to all of the parents and students for their hard work.
Congratulations to the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) at Brown Elementary, led by Nicole Moore. They have won the KWB Campus Beautification award for 2014. They will receive $200 to be used towards helping with the outside appearance of the school. They would like to plant one large crepe myrtle on the left side of the entrance, sustainable bushes on the right side of the building, and install some PVC pipe watering system for the bushes. Great job Brown Elementary!
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful awards this grant yearly to campuses within the Whitehouse ISD. The grant, which is $200, will go towards any type of landscaping improvement for the campuses. In years past, gardens, trees and flowers have been planted around the campuses.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful volunteers and board members gathered at Ernie and Dorothy LaFlure’s house on the evening of Friday, May 3rd for the annual KWB Appreciation Banquet. Wonderful food and fellowship were shared, and an awards ceremony capped the evening off. A good time was had by all!
The Clean Up Crew is comprised of 5th graders at Brown Elementary who decided upon their own that they wanted to give back by helping clean our Whitehouse community!
It was the beginning of the 2011-12 school year at Stanton Smith Elementary in Whitehouse, Texas, and Mr. Curtis Williams, principal of SS Elementary was conducting business of getting the paper work in order as the year began. A third grade young lady came to his office to ask for a trash bag. He got her one, thinking that the teacher had asked for one, and went on about his business. After this had happened a few times, Mr. Williams asked what she wanted the bag for. Maggie Latham told him that she had seen a lot of trash on the play ground and she wanted to pick it up. Mr. Williams was quite impressed with this young lady’s initiative. He outfitted her with a bag and included a set of gloves. That began the routine as Maggie came in from time to time to get a bag and collect litter on the playground. Soon, Maggie had some friends helping with the project and so the group grew.
This project started with one individual, Maggie Latham, making a decision that trash was NOT okay in her school yard. After picking up trash a few times by herself, she also realized that she needed additional hands to accomplish the task, and recruited more students to the cause. After a visit by the Don’t Mess With Texas Litter Force last year, she was introduced to the whole campus, and now even the fifth graders are helping with picking up trash. According to the some of the students, there is less trash and the students themselves are more aware of the litter around the school; some even are picking up trash around their neighborhoods. And it started with one little girl!
Keep Texas Beautiful was impressed, and awarded Maggie 2nd place in the running for the Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Award……Congratulations, Maggie! The Ruthe Jackson Award recognizes the outstanding efforts made by youth whose accomplishments are bringing about cleaner, more beautiful campuses, parks and communities, thus making Texas a better place to live.