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School of the Week: Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School at Howe!
Posted on October 22, 2012
If you’ve never seen a lop-eared, lion-faced rabbit, stop by Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School at Howe.
It’s one of the many rescue animals that Principal Stanley Johnson and his team have adopted to bring science to life for students.
The cuddly rabbit was donated to Johnson by a friend who knows of his passion for animals. In fact, Johnson established a partnership with M&M Pet Shop on E. Warren, which has donated many of the school’s pets.
Just stroll through teacher Darlene Scherer’s science class and you’ll see live crickets, different species of fish, leopard frogs, red tail boa constrictors, giant turtles, guinea pigs, chinchillas and more.
The pet shop once tried to give Johnson a three-foot-long alligator, but he decided not to take it.
“I bet there isn’t another school in the district that has critters like we do,” Johnson said. “Our Science Department is pretty unique. We don’t just want our students to learn from text books. We want them to see real animals and learn about where they come from. It makes a difference.”
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