Middle School Students Responsible for Revitalized Play Area
Union Township Middle School students have earned themselves a brand new outdoor play area this year. In spring 2018, the Student Leadership Council met with administration and proposed the idea of revitalizing the outdoor play area. The group was then invited to present their plan to the Board of Education who ultimately approved the proposal in August 2018. “The benefits of play and recess are well documented. I am proud to be part of a district that supports a healthy environment,” says, Nicholas Diaz, Superintendent of Schools.
The new play equipment was installed this summer and it was ready in time for the new school year. The play area is complete with tetherball court, wall ball, traditional swings, tire swings, gaga pit, funnel ball, and a pickleball court. The project was funded through a combination of district reserves and a contribution from the parent teacher association.
Additionally, the new play area was made even more attractive thanks to Eagle Scout and former student, Luke Coster, who planted trees, installed benches for seating, and built a new pavilion. “The new playground is beautiful. It is a major hit with our students and we thank everyone that had a hand in the project. It is amazing to see how the school and community came together to put smiles on the faces of our students,” says Andrew Carfley, Principal of Union Township Middle School.