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Thanks to the support of local businesses, Jupiter Elementary School was able to paint a “Native American-Loxahatchee River Mural”.  The mural was drawn and painted by fifth grade students under the supervision of Melody DePasquale, Art Teacher. A young boy delightfully finds a tortoise while his sister gently cradles a baby rabbit.  Their mother admires them while she multi-tasks by carrying a bundle of freshly picked oranges and a precious papoose securely harnessed to her back.  Raccoons, armadillo’s, deer, Florida panthers, pelicans, alligators and much more wildlife are intricately woven throughout the landscape.

Melody DePasquale, Art Teacher, Daniel K. Smith, Principal, Janet Reyes, Isabella Morcote, Samuel Gracia, Ronnie Worley-Williams, Austin Jaffres, Allison Reeves, Hailey Perez, Ashley Giles, Erika Wesch, Brayan Diaz, Brenda Oliver of "Dreamscape Designs of Jupiter" and Gwenn Rives, Assistant Principal.  Not pictured:  Devin Schmidt from Sherwin Williams of Jupiter.

Melody DePasquale, Art Teacher, Daniel K. Smith, Principal, Janet Reyes, Isabella Morcote, Samuel Gracia, Ronnie Worley-Williams, Austin Jaffres, Allison Reeves, Hailey Perez, Ashley Giles, Erika Wesch, Brayan Diaz, Brenda Oliver of "Dreamscape Designs of Jupiter" and Gwenn Rives, Assistant Principal. Not pictured: Devin Schmidt from Sherwin Williams of Jupiter.

Jupiter Elementary hopes that this mural will inspire children to care about our natural environment and make wise decisions when disposing of waste.  Jupiter Elementary is a “Green School” and recycling bins are conveniently located throughout the campus to promote our “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” campaign.  Parents, teachers and staff earnestly support this effort knowing that educating our children is essential to preserving our precious resources.

Jupiter Elementary School would like to thank Daniel K. Smith, principal and Gwen Rives, assistant principal for enthusiastically supporting this arduous project.  Devin Schmidt from Sherwin Williams of Jupiter generously donated paint and Brenda Oliver of “Dreamscape Designs of Jupiter” also donated her time, talents and materials to assist with this project.  Art Teacher Melody DePasquale said, “Most importantly, however, are the amazing talents of the fifth graders who painstakingly worked on this mural for several weeks.  Jupiter Elementary school proudly recognizes Erika Wesch, Brayan Diaz, Allison Reeves, Hailey Perez, Janet Reyes, Samuel Gracia, Ashley Giles, Austin Jaffres, Isabella Morcote and Ronnie Worley-Williams.  We are very proud to showcase the talents of such incredible young artists in a mural that will inspire children to preserve our natural resources.”

For more information please contact Ms. DePasquale at 561-741-5300 or melody.depasquale@palmbeachschools.org .

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