In honor of Earth Month, South Salem Elementary’s SCA met after school Friday, Arbor Day, to clean up Moyer Park and The Greenway along the Roanoke River. Just as Dr. Seuss proclaimed in The Lorax, “Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not!” We were pleasantly surprised to see how clean Moyer Park was this year, so we focused our time and energy around the park and along the riverbank.
Parents supervised as the students collected debris from the recent flooded banks. They purchased gloves to assist them in cleaning up cans and plastics that were later recycled, and glass and other interesting castaways that we put in the trash! Our theme this school year is “We are the World,” and students are learning about the diverse, multi-cultural nation in which we live as well as our responsibility to make this world a better place.
-Submitted by Mandy Davis, South Salem School Counselor