Organizer Trevor Hubbard said students, teachers and members of the community helped out by painting exterior posts and railings and cleaning out weeds that had grown during the summer in the grassy areas of the school.
“We’re trying to make the outside look as good as the inside,” he said. “And we want to continue to foster teamwork and community spirit.”
Rising eighth-grader Caroline Holbrook said she wanted to come and help because “our school needs it.”
The black paint on the posts and railings is “something different,” she said, agreeing with her brother Crews that it looks much better than the previous faded yellow color.
Teacher Kami Gillespie said she is looking forward to seeing the inside renovations and upgrades to the school once classes start.
“The school really needed this cleanup,” she said. “It will help with morale, and hopefully instill pride in the students to keep it clean.”
Volunteers were out until noon Saturday painting and cleaning, and Hubbard said the school would be adding plants and flowers to the landscaping before the beginning of the school year.