A new multi-use/futsal court opened at Francis C. Hammond Middle School that will be used in physical education and after school programs. The court’s multi-use approach will increase teaching and activity space. The court will also be available to the community after school hours. The court was funded through the capital improvement planning (CIP) budget, which is approved by the City of Alexandria.
ACPS is committed to expanding the accessibility of safe places to play in our community while promoting overall student wellness. Team sports such as soccer cultivate confidence and collaboration skills, helping students thrive on and off the court. On Nov. 8, ACPS leadership and teachers took part in a ribbon-cutting event, which featured a student activity demonstration led by ACPS physical education staff and the Alexandria Soccer Association.
“This court will be an asset for our physical education classes at Francis C. Hammond Middle School and for after school programs. Since this is a multi-use court, it expands our teaching and activity space so teachers can be creative with their lessons and students can be active year-round. Everyone is excited to use the new court to play soccer and futsal, learn how to ride bikes and more,” said Principal Pierrette Peters Finney.