Guy-Perkins receives greenhouse for elementary

<div class="user-html"><div class="user-html"><div class="user-html"><!--StartFragment--><p><span itemprop="author">By Marisa Hicks Log Cabin Democrat</span></p><!--StartFragment--><p> </p><p>The Guy-Perkins School District purchased a greenhouse for its elementary school thanks to a donation it received from Scenic Hill Solar.</p><p> </p><p>Joe Fisher, the district’s superintendent, said Bill and Shanti Halter of Scenic Hill Solar gave the school a $5,000 donation during the dedication ceremony for the solar field their company installed at the school. The ceremony was held on Jan. 31, 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The district purchased the greenhouse over the summer and has already put it to use.</p><!--StartFragment--><p> </p><p>Elementary Principal Tammy Murry said students participating in the school’s summer program began growing vegetables and that the greenhouse will be integrated into the school’s curriculum.</p><p> </p><p>“Our students in summer camp focused one week on gardening. They have already started several vegetables,” she said. “Each grade will have a raised bed and be able to use the greenhouse. This will allow teachers to expand the science and social studies curriculum once the students are gardening.”</p><!--StartFragment--><p> </p><p>The elementary principal was unable to contain her excitement the day the greenhouse was delivered.</p><p> </p><p>“I cant’ describe how excited I was when they delivered the new greenhouse,” she told the Log Cabin Democrat. “There may have been some jumping and squealing! I definitely did the happy dance. It is beautiful.”</p><p> </p><p>The district administrators said they were thankful for the Halters’ donation.</p><p> </p><p>“It was the gift that will keep on giving,” Murry said.</p><p><br></p><!--EndFragment--><!--EndFragment--><!--EndFragment--><p><span itemprop="author"></span><br></p><!--EndFragment--></div></div></div>