Simmons Middle School celebrated its Arbor Day with the planting of a Native Crabapple Tree. The school’s Conservation Club served as a sponsor of the event, along with leadership from second grade math teacher Kim Heitkam and second grade science teacher Chris White.
The history of Arbor Day was read by Clayton Schock, an Arbor Day Greeting Poem was read by Charlie Steele and a story about Arbor Day was read by Walker Peoples.
Hoover City Forester Colin Conner then showed the students how to plant a tree. All the students participated in shoveling dirt and the placement of the pine straw around the tree.
The ceremony concluded with all students reciting the Arbor Day Pledge.