Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - Two local schools participated in a special campus-wide project prior to the end of the 2021-22 school year. The project was led by school nurse Shannon Edwards for both Moffett and Brushy public schools. Edwards was inspired to organize the project after reading the book "Only One You."
"I was looking for a fun school project that would have a special message or learning experience behind it. That is when I found the book and realized the message it conveyed was a perfect fit. Not only did it emphasize the beauty of all types of children and families, it also offered a variety of physical features, personalities, and skills that every student could relate to," Edwards said.
"All students and staff read and discussed the book before they were asked to decorate a rock to look like a fish. Everyone painted their fish rocks how they wanted, which made them all unique. Once I collected the fish rocks, it was interesting to see the diversity, and there were no two fish rocks alike," added Edwards.
Throughout the summer, staff from each school worked to complete the final stage of the project. The fish rocks were laid out in a special location on each campus to simulate a stream of uniqueness.
Brushy School placed their new rock river around the school’s flagpoles.
Moffett School placed their rock fish stream in front of the middle school’s rock building.
Students will be greeted as they return to school in August by the completed project. The streams will be a constant reminder for students that there is only one you in this great big world, so embrace who you are to make it a better place.
Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer
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