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DLA Virgil Garden Harvest Write Up

Thu, October 05 2017 08:00 am

On October 5th, 2017, students and staff participated in the First Annual Student Harvest at the DLA Elementary Gardens. 

In June, EQ staff planted a variety of starter plants, including roma and better boy tomatoes, basil, oregano, and jalapeno, serrano, tabasco, and ghost peppers.  The planting would expand over the summer to include American and Japanese eggplant and a pumpkin plant that has more than overgrown her small flower pot. 

Students who ranked highest on Classroom Dojo points were selected to participate in the harvest.  Approximately 30 lbs. of produce were picked, and students were allowed to select items to bring home. 

The gardens should be ready for another harvest in late fall, so students will once again get an opportunity to pick veggies and learn more about the gardening process.  Pumpkins will be ready to go in another week or so and will be awarded through a raffle, with students receiving raffle tickets based on scholarly behavior in school.

Our schools are abuzz during the summer with summer school, school-site improvements and special events such as Delta Preparatory's 1st ever "G" week. During the week of July 18th-21st, Delta Prep student athletes had the opportunity to take part in different modules where they learned what the body requires to perform at peak athletic levels during training, practice and competition. Student athletes were educated on how to stay hydrated and maintain proper nutrition prior to, during, and following competition. All athletic programs at Delta were represented (cross country, volleyball, football, boys basketball, girls basketball, cheerleading, track, baseball, and softball) and worked in groups on team building skills. Approximately 50 students participated throughout the week and students athletes were provided Gatorade products during the week and to take home.  Gatorade products will be used throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Congrats Delta Prep on a successful week and the start of a new Delta tradition!