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The Senior PLTW Environmental Sustainability Plants Trees

Photo Credit: The Yearbook Staff

The senior PLTW Environmental Sustainability students planted 30 trees out in the Shafter practice field. The trees came from a grant received by the KHSD.

The Grant came from Cal Fire. Cal Fire which is the main arm of the California Forestry Dept. provides the funding for an urban reforestation program. California lost so many trees in the drought these programs are addressing that.

How it works is the Tree foundation orders the trees from a wholesaler and has them delivered. The district grounds crew does the heavy lifting. But the grants are designed for student and volunteer participation. The Tree Foundation presents a planting demonstration and a short talk on trees and the environment. Students break into teams of two or three and set the trees in place, fill the hole and add mulch. Kristy with the Tree foundation records GPS co-ordinates for each tree and submits the report to Cal-Fire. They then monitor the trees for a number of years both by satellite and on site inspections.

The specific grant is long since closed but there is an official blurb here: https://www.fire.ca.gov/programs/resource-management/climate-change-and-energy/
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Principal Partners' Day

Principal Partners' Day is an opportunity to meet community members and showcase our kids. The visiting adults were very excited about the programs Shafter offers.

Photo Credit: Yearbook Staff
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Shafter High Students met the Honor Flight

Shafter High ASB, Football team and Cheerleaders met the Honor Flight when it came home. Shafter resident Ken McCormick was on the flight, but many others had Shafter ties and one even cried when he saw Shafter High came out to support them. Leadership is paying respect. Great job Generals!”
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