West Hopkins School has been awarded a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant for the Cardinal Pride project.
The grant funds will be used to beautify the campus, establish an outdoor reading area, and add a fence around the playground to ensure students’ safety.
Assistant Principal April Willett, who wrote the grant application, is excited that Lowe’s funded the pro-ject.
“Students will feel welcome as they arrive on campus and will take pride in their school,” she said. “The community will also be invited to help be a part of this project, which will help maintain the relationship between the school and community. We look forward to sharing the Cardinal Pride project with the West Hopkins School community.”
The school has already established the WHS Cardinal Pride team, which will help with the project. This group includes master gardeners, school staff, students and community members. Lowe’s employees would be asked to help prepare the site, build raised planting beds, and lay pavers for the reading area.
“Our school and community will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank our friends at Lowe’s for generously supporting this important project,” Willett said.
All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible for the Toolbox for Education program. More information is available at www.ToolboxforEducation.com.