DeGolyer Plants the Seeds to Learning

On Saturday March 31, DeGolyer Elementary hosted students, faculty, staff, parents, family and neighbors at the Discovery Garden ribbon cutting ceremony.

Hundreds attended the ceremony and accompanying carnival at the school to learn about the themes and design elements of the innovative and mathematically inspired landscaping.

The garden was designed by DeGolyer parent, Donna Marquet, and funded by a Lowe’s Toolbox for education grant and the DeGolyer Dad’s club.  Ms. Marquet offered some enlightening words on design elements and then handed the garden shears to DeGolyer Principal, Alecia Cobb, to cut the ribbon and release the audience into Fibonacci sequences and isosceles triangles.


The crowd explored the different areas of the garden and embraced areas that were dedicated to retired DeGolyer teachers and posed for pictures with the inspiring leaders.  Each of the retired teachers was given an area marked with a stepping stone with a favorite quote or saying. These stepping stones are meant to remind the DeGolyer students that they are the leaders of the future and to pass on the legacy of their inspirational influences.


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