Santapogue’s Rock Garden Celebrates Uniqueness

Santapogue’s Rock Garden Celebrates Uniqueness photo

Throughout the school year, students and staff at Santapogue Elementary School worked on coloring their individual rocks for their new rock garden. The school was inspired by the lessons in the book “One You,” which stresses how everyone is unique, and that each of us have something to contribute to the world.

On June 21, the school celebrated with a ceremony for each student to lay their rocks in the garden. Each year, the new kindergartners will paint rocks to add to the garden.  

“There’s only one you in this great big world,” said Santapogue Principal Jennifer Carere. “Make it a better place. Not only are these stones a colorful addition to our school, they can serve as a daily reminder to students that no matter what, they’re special and that they have the power to change the world. This message is hugely powerful.”