Thursday, April 17, 2008

Taking Houston by storm

Toyota Highlander Hybrid in front of Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Episcopal School, Houston, Texas

Stop 1 of the VolunTOUR

The morning got off to a rough start (thanks to a mishap with a ketchup packet), but things quickly turned for the better once we pulled into the parking lot of Holy Trinity Episcopal School. We were greeted by middle school students and our welcome couldn't have been warmer. Thank goodness for southern hospitality!

Members of the local Chamber of Commerce, along with school faculty and staff invited us inside for a warm reception, followed by a student lead tour of the campus and grounds.

Holy Trinity Episcopal School won a Take Pride in America National Award in 2006 for their outdoor classroom program. As much as we work with Take Pride Schools from across the country, it was a true pleasure today to see the dedication and commitment that these students (of all ages) put into the program at their school.

Seriously, these guys are Rock Stars!

Following the grounds tour we headed over to Jesse Jones State Park where we hiked down a trail that these students maintain and cultivate on a regular basis. Originally their work was limited to one trail, but now, being the rock stars that they are, they are working to adopt another trail in the park. Their excitement was contagious.

We saw snakes in the grass, ate wild dew berries, and learned the difference between native and non-native plants in the area.

See below for pictures and anecdotes from the day...


Out in front of the school


Learning about the school grounds, which are wetlands

Texas wildflower garden

The students in front of their trail

We would like to especially thank Marlece Davis for her making our day so enjoyable and for more kindness than we could have ever asked for. Thank you! You get an A+ in our book!

For more photos from our visit with Holy Trinity ZEpiscopal School, please see HERE...


Dennis said...

Hooray for something good, thanks

Julie Jackson said...

Go Titans!

Proud HTES Parents, Lance and Julie Jackson