Over 600 goals planted with tree at Math and Science Magnet School

Math and Science goal tree update
Planting tree (Source: Kylene Lichucki)
Planting tree (Source: Kylene Lichucki)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro students at Math and Science Magnet School started off the month of September by planting a goal tree outside of the school.

This is not just a regular tree, however. Over 600 student and teacher goals were planted along with the tree as a representation of the school's ambitions.

The Bald Cypress was donated by evolutionary ecologist professor Dr. Travis Marsico from Arkansas State University and Frank Sloan, a native plant enthusiast.

Susan Digaetano, the Special Education teacher at Math and Science, helps to water the tree often and is excited about what it means for the students.

"As the tree grows," said Digaetano, "we hope that our goals grow so that we can accomplish our goals by the end of the school year."

The goal tree is watered three times a week by numerous classrooms simply by pouring water into a pipe that leads down to the roots.

Digaetano hopes that Math and Science can accomplish its goals by the end of the school year.

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