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Our ongoing beautification initiatives unite our dedicated volunteers, involved families, and supportive community to continually enhance our school environment, ensuring a vibrant and inspiring space for our students.


Get your gardening gloves ready for our next beautification day on Saturday, January 27th from 9am to 12pm. We will be planting vegetables and flowers in the school garden and filling the raised beds with compost (bring shovels and wheelbarrows, if you have them). If you are starting seeds for your own vegetable garden, please consider starting extras to bring to our big planting day. Contributions of succulent cuttings and drought-tolerant plants are welcome -- please make sure any plants are non-toxic and do not contain sharp tips or thorns.

The Garden & Beautification Committee is requesting donations of gardening supplies to help our students and volunteers cultivate and maintain the school garden. We are especially in need of kids gardening gloves, organic fertilizer and amendments, vegetable and flower seeds/starts, drought-tolerant perennials, and succulents (donated plants must be non-toxic and contain no thorns or sharp tips). Our complete wish list is here.


Donations can be dropped off at our seed starting booth at Hickman's Health Fair on Saturday, January 20th from 9:00-11:30 am. Any contribution is appreciated!

Hickman's Gardens Get a Fresh Start!

We are thrilled to share the wonderful success of our recent Beautification Day! On Saturday, November 4th, volunteers from our school community dusted off their gardening tools and put their green thumbs to work to help make Hickman a more beautiful and welcoming place.


Tasks included clearing out the planter within The Nest to enhance visibility during assemblies, clearing raised beds for future student-led planting projects, and pruning shrubs and hedges in the courtyard. Aesthetics were not our only goal. To improve safety around the school, our volunteers removed large weeds growing through the cracks around the courtyard and playground, which have caused students to trip and fall during recess. Our volunteers also trimmed the tree in the back garden area so that both adults and students could easily get in and out of that area without getting hit in the face by low-hanging branches.


The success of this day wouldn't have been possible without the incredible support and hard work of all the volunteers who generously contributed their time and efforts. We especially thank our young volunteers for bringing out the fun, bugs, and good spirits; Scott Eisold from Keller Williams Realty for contributing his landscaping expertise; and last but not least, Matt Glandon from the Hickman office for coming in on his day off to open and close up the school for us. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for their dedication, as their contributions truly made a significant difference in our school environment.


Looking ahead, we're excited to announce that there will be more opportunities throughout the year for everyone to get involved. Our upcoming beautification events will focus on various aspects, including planting, pruning and weeding other areas that were not covered during our last event, maintaining the condition of our planters, painting, and much more.


If anyone has suggestions for additional ways to beautify our school, please share your ideas with us. And if you are interested in being part of the planning and implementation of these exciting projects, please consider joining the Garden & Beautification Committee. Anyone interested can contact committee chair Liezel Labios at


Don't have time but still want to be involved? Please consider donating items to help supply our student garden club and stock our school shed. Here is a list of gardening items we are especially in need of.


Thank you once again to all the participants, and let's continue to work together to keep our school a beautiful, inspiring, and welcoming place for all.

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