Photos and Reporting by Caitlin Bellotti and Olivia Lejonthun
As the summer months go by, not a single student walks through, stares at, or spends any time with the courtyard in the high school. So how does it go from overgrown to tidy at the start of the school year? The upgrades come through Mr. Shriver and his Environmental Sciences class. “The whole purpose of doing this is to make the courtyard more attractive,” Shriver said.
Students, like those of the mixed grade level period 3 Environmental Sciences class, spend a small amount of class time getting it done. “There’s 2 times a year when we do maintenance, Fall and Spring,” Shriver says, showing that the courtyard will not remain overgrown, but become redone in the Spring.
The new and improved courtyard is going to allow students to be able to use it more frequently. Along with that, this will not just be affecting those who use it. “[It’s] giving students other opportunities for success other than academically,” said Shriver before saying “They really do [well] with hands on work.”
The courtyard will be accessible Thursday, September 15th at the open house.