Tremont gets new greenhouse
We are excited about our new addition to the campus here at Tremont High School.
A new greenhouse has been built behind the Ag shop next to the previous greenhouse.
The building will be completed by the beginning of February 2014.
Horticulture teacher, Kristin Holley, plans to use the old greenhouse to nurture flowers and use the new one to house vegetables.
The new greenhouse is 30 ft. x 48 ft. which is larger than the old one.
Some benefits of the new greenhouse will be to allow students a place with more room to grow a wider variety of vegetables and flowers. It is also more up to date with newer technology.
Classes that will benefit from the greenhouse are AgriScience, Horticulture 1, Horticulture 2, and Horticulture Nursery. In addition, Mrs. Holley hopes to incorporate teaching some younger elementary students about growing and nurturing plants and flowers.
Mrs. Holley says, "I am so thankful for the opportunity to have this new facility to help teach my students more about this industry and I would like to thank everyone who helped make it possible."
Cainan Stokes, Horticulture 1 student, says, "The new greenhouse is modernized. It makes the old one look outdated."
Tremont began its Horticulture program back in 2013 and is excited about the advancements it has made. If you would like to find out more information about the new greenhouse or any of the classes provided for students, contact the school office or Kristin Holley.
Arbor Day with Tremont 3rd Graders
Mrs. Kennedy’s 3rd grade class was visited by Mrs. Polly Tutor of Itawamba County Soil and Water Conservation District on Friday, February 14, 2014. In Mississippi, Arbor Day is celebrated on the second Friday of February. Each 3rd grader was given a tree to plant at their house by Mrs. Tutor. Mrs. Kennedy and some of her students decided to say a few words about what they learned from Mrs. Tutor’s visit.
Third grade teacher, Mrs. Susan Kennedy said, “We were very excited to have Mrs. Polly Tutor from the Itawamba County Soil and Water Conservation District come speak to us. She provided valuable information about how trees are important in our lives and their many uses.”
Here’s what some the third grade students at Tremont had to say about their experience with Mrs. Tutor:
“I learned that trees are very important to the Earth.” K.C. Owens
“We learned about the different uses of trees.” Carmen McCullough
“We’ve been celebrating Arbor Day since 1872.” Evan Barnett
“I learned that trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.” Isaiah Payne
“Arbor Day was founded by Julius Sterling Morgan.” Braxton Lovorne
“I learned that trees provide homes for us.” Kara Moody
“I learned that trees provide homes for many animals.” Kent Humphries
“I learned the bark on the trees is the skin.” Chloe Shepherd
“I learned the rings on the trees tell their age.” Blake Glass
“I learned there are many clubs and organizations that help trees.” Andrew Moore
“I learned that the trees roots help with stopping soil erosion.” Connor Rogers
“I learned that trees help provide life saving medicine.” Catherine Barham
4th Grade learns about Agriculture