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Boardwalk on Brummitt Groundbreaking

groundbreaking of new boardwalk
UFCU's Alyssa Snell, ND students, Principal Decker, & Mrs. Hartline

In the on-going, continued effort to make our playgrounds more accessible to all students (with or without disabilities) Horizon teacher Joann Hartline came up with the idea to build a boardwalk that would connect the schools two playgrounds (one playground is in the front of the school, the other is behind). Today was the groundbreaking for “Broadway on Brummitt” was held and all of Horizon’s students and staff were included in the festivities. Click to see the photo gallery below.

 

Spring of 2018, Horizon Principal Tressa Decker reached out to Penn High School’s STEM Academy faculty to see if Penn students could help develop the plans for “Boardwalk on Brummitt.” STEM Academy students are designing the boardwalk as well as constructing it. The students have already begun building sections of the boardwalk, which will also feature a gazebo. When construction is complete, Penn agriculture students will be involved with planning the landscaping design. The goal is to have the project completed in 2019.

 

Students will be participating in Penny Wars and other fundraising activities to help raise money for the project.

 

Horizon Elementary is grateful to United Federal Credit Union (UFCU), which is donating $3,000 towards the purchase of the gazebo; to Home Depot for donation of building materials, such as shingles for the gazebo roof; and to the University of Notre Dame Project Management students, led by faculty member Sharon Hayward, who are assisting Horizon in the scope and management of the project.

 

To download high resolution jpg files from the photo gallery below, just simply click the “DOWNLOAD” button on the bottom right-hand corner of the photo while viewing it in the Photo Gallery function.