The Memorial Northwest Ladybugs Garden Club presented two new trees to the Outdoor Learning Center that was dedicated 35 years ago this month.

In that year of 1981, Mrs. Donna Rose was president of our club, and we have many wonderful pictures to document that special day in March.  Mrs. Rose is also the only remaining Charter Member of the Ladybugs, so we thought it would be truly appropriate to honor her with a tree that Theiss students can enjoy for many years to come.  Thank you, Donna, for the difference you have made in your community of Memorial Northwest.

The second tree was dedicated in honor of Coach Larry Wheeler who has been serving at Theiss Elementary for over a quarter of a century.  His long tenure reveals a remarkable sense of commitment and enthusiasm for working with all the students at this equally remarkable school.  The students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents at Theiss appreciate his steadfast presence on this campus.  This tree will offer beauty and shade to Theiss students for many years to come, all in honor of Coach Wheeler.