Thanks to a grant from the Partners In Education Foundation, the courtyard received a makeover to revamp the unique outdoor space for students.
EHS staff purchased weed barrier, top soil, plants, and mulch to spruce up the existing flower beds that previously were covered in grass. Staff volunteers dug out the grass and weeds and planted the new flowers and bushes.
The woods classes built several picnic tables to offer some outdoor seating, and the school has a projector screen for the space.
The courtyard will be open to students from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day for students to grab some fresh air during passing periods or take mask breaks with teachers.
Later this fall, they plan to add cornhole, more plants, and some garden art from the shop and art classes. There is also a flowerbed that is being reserved for the Science classes for native or perennial plantings.