Project playground needs your help. We are looking for multiple volunteers to help make our 1st annual walkathon a success. We are looking for four to five volunteers per homeroom to help at Knights Stadium on October 4th. Volunteers will arrive at the stadium at 8:15am. The event will wrap up at approx 11:30pm.
If you are interested in being a volunteer for this event please click the button below and fill out the form. Someone from Project Playground will then be in touch.
Volunteers Needed for Walkathon
Not able to volunteer this time for the Walkathon? There are other ways to help. Click the link to the Walkathons Amazon Wish List.
The PTAs from the elementary schools and Hillcrest Intermediate School have joined with the school district and the Norwin School District Community Foundation, a fundraising arm of the district, in launching the Project Playground initiative.
“We are looking at this as not only a school (playground) project, but a community project,” which would be available for children to use after-school hours, said Cindy Corder, co-chair of the recently-formed Playground Project committee and president of the Hillcrest Intermediate School PTA.
Norwin’s 10-year master facilities study determined the playgrounds, which were built to about 15 years ago, will need to be replaced in the next several years, according to the facilities study from VEBH Architects of Mt. Lebanon.
“We wanted to do this (improve playgrounds) for the social, mental and physical wellness of the children … especially with what is going on now,” said Corder, referencing the covid crisis that has so impacted students since March 2020.
The district hopes to be able to upgrade the playground at Hahntown Elementary in the 2022-2023 school year, said Jeff Taylor, Norwin superintendent. The facilities study suggests upgrades to the playgrounds at Sheridan Terrace Elementary and Sunset Valley Elementary schools in the following year, followed by Stewartsville Elementary’s playground.