May Moore Students Plant Seeds for the Future


In celebration of Earth Day, May Moore Elementary School held a “Friends of the Earth” planting event. This program was a large-scale beautification project that included a variety of earth-friendly activities sponsored by the May Moore PTA, who donated a variety of plants, seeds, flowers and trees to the cause.

Prior to gardening, the district’s buildings and grounds crew, led by Head Groundsman Phil Cortese, created decorative stone structures and prepared the soil for planting. Students were equipped with garden gloves, shovels and rakes and worked together to plant throughout the school’s lawn with the help of parent volunteers. The Deer Park Fire Department also lent its resources to the project and watered the newly planted foliage with their fire truck hoses.