When students in Wading River School learned about the mystical powers
of Redwood trees and the vitality and longevity they symbolize in a
lesson with art teacher Rosemarie Petruzzellis, they learned that they
are stronger together.
With a root system that grows outward instead of deep in the ground, the
trees wrap around one another and form a bond until they are all
connected and grow tall and strong together.
When students in grades 3-5 took part in creating a large paper collage
that lines a hallway in the school, the project and concept took on one
of the school’s principles: “Our strength is shared together and it