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District Elementary Schools Paint Rocks for Special Causes

Students and staff members at Deerfield, Hart’s Hill and Marcy elementary schools rolled up their sleeves in October, painting rocks for two different projects.  student with rock

The first project was inspired by staff members in response to the district climate survey and the book Only One You. The book is about a little fish named Adri, who is guided by his parents as he experiences life. Throughout the book, Adri’s parents provide positive messages of hope when it comes to growing up, facing challenges and interacting with others. Students at all grade levels and staff members each painted a rock to symbolize that “we are all unique individuals, but together, we can all make a difference.”

The second project, the “315 Rock Project,” asked each classroom to choose one inspirational word and paint it on one side of a “classroom” rock. The other side of each “classroom” rock featured an inspirational message relating to the word and one of three hashtags: #deerfieldelemetaryrocks2017, #hartshillelementaryrocks2017 or #marcyelementaryrocks2017. In alignment with the Whitesboro Central School District’s mission statement and climate survey, the “classroom” rocks were displayed throughout the schools and surrounding community to spread positive messages.

To view a photo gallery of the Varsity Girls Soccer team painting rocks with Hart's Hill Elementary students, click here.