Tree Planting at The Donoho School

April 24, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24th, a special school assembly was held in honor of Rotary International's worldwide initiative. President Ian Riseley challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its 1.2 million members. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, providing a healthier planet. Our local chapter is working with area non-profit organizations to add beauty and improve the environment of Anniston.

Our Head of School, Mr. David Noone, spoke to the Upper and Middle School students in the special assembly about the paramount impact of civic duty and engagement, as well as Rotary's Four-Way Test of ethics:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Mr. Noone encouraged students to use the Four-Way Test in their lives to benefit personal and professional moral character.

Following the assembly, a beautiful Lace Leaf Japanese Maple was planted to serve the worldwide initiative as well as a tangible reminder that service before self is an admirable way to live. Upper and Middle School students joined the team who orchestrated the tree planting at Donoho.