School assigns summer project for students and parents

School assigns summer project for students and parents

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - One Region 8 school is giving parents and students a summer project that will benefit the school's outdoor classroom.

University Heights Intermediate is working on creating an outdoor classroom for the students.

Right now, the classroom only has a handful of benches made by the high school agriculture class.

Assistant Principal Lisa Hogan said they are working on getting grants this summer to add more to the classroom.

She said the hope is to have a chalkboard for lessons, a serenity garden for reading or quiet work and a vegetable garden.

Hogan said this outdoor classroom will help students get hands-on learning outside of a classroom.

This summer, the school is asking parents to create stepping stone for the classroom.

Hogan said this gives families an activity for the summer that will benefit the school and students.

"This is something that would be good for them to do at home and be long lasting that would always be," Hogan said. "They could come back when they graduate and see their little stepping stone here."

Hogan said several parents have already reached out and said they are interested in making a stone.

She said she cannot wait to see all the variety of stones they get at the end of the summer.

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