Birney Puts Down Roots for Arbor Day
Birney K-8 students and the city of Southfield held a tree planting ceremony in observance of Arbor Day.
Before the ceremony, the city of Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver educated the 4th-grade students in Amy Lerman's class on the meaning of Arbor Day. The students also shared their knowledge on the importance of trees.
All the students formed in lines, and with a little help from Principal Ed Hill and the city forester filled in the soil around a new swamp white oak tree.
Mayor Siver presented the school with a plaque commemorating the event. Each year, a different school is chosen to hold the ceremony.
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Thompson Walk/Bike to School
The morning of May 9, some Thompson K-8 International Academy students ditched the carpool for their bike or a nice walk and joined others around the country celebrating National Walk/Bike to School Day.
The day emphasizes the importance of physical activity for kids, and the goal is to empower communities to make walking and biking to school a safe choice for families.
As students arrived on the school grounds Safe Kids Oakland County, led by Providence Hospital, shared bike and pedestrian safety information and also provided and fitted bike helmets for those students in need.
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