It was an exciting time for students at Hudson Maxim School in Hopatcong who participated last week in the school's annual fall beautification project.
As a part of the yearly observance, every student got to plant either a spring bulb or a mum plant. Superintendent of Schools Cynthia Randina said the project allows each child to feel a sense of ownership and pride in the school and also provides a wonderful hands-on learning experience.
Randina said parents and community volunteers are actively involved in the beautification activities, which take place every spring and fall as part of a Pride grant sponsored by Hopatcong Education Association in conjunction with the New Jersey Education Association, the teachers' union. The grant was written by first grade teacher Judy Grogan, according to a district statement.