H.L. Johnson Green Project Wins Award

For the fourth year in a row, H.L. Johnson Elementary School has earned a Green School of Recognition Award through FAU’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and maintained its Green School of Excellence status.

Through a collaboration with the PTO and the school’s environmental group, Team Green, a series of beautification projects took place throughout the school year. The butterfly garden, with plants donated by D.R. Bates Liners & Gallons, was totally revamped with new butterfly plants and mulch. Trees were trimmed, trash was picked up and the parking area was also updated with new mulch.

Also this year, H.L. Johnson went digital with the majority of correspondence being either e-mailed, texted or done by a mass call out to H.L. Johnson families.

On May 27, a schoolwide green celebration took place, where fifth graders continued to mulch the entire campus. Green-themed crafts took place in the classrooms, and all students participated in a seedling giveaway, where they planted a red maple seedling into a toilet paper roll to take home and plant.

ABOVE: (Right) Darcy Murray and Connie Ingram accept the award on behalf of H.J. Johnson Elementary School.