ACPS Selects Contractor for Maury Schoolyard

ACPS has selected a contractor for the Matthew Maury Schoolyard Project.

Work on the project by F.H Paschen Tectonics is set to begin in the next couple of weeks and the project is scheduled for completion by late fall.

The storm water management and Maury playground renovation project is the inaugural project for ACPS’ community funded partnerships for capital improvements.

The Maury Schoolyard Initiative raised $196,400 towards the $1,165,000 project. This was supported by $250,000 from the City of Alexandria.

The new schoolyard will include the first REAL School Garden endeavor in Virginia. The garden is designed to be directed towards the school’s learning objectives.

The garden will help our students become more engaged in identifying a diverse range of features that will enrich academic lessons for all grade levels and subject areas,” said Maury Principal Lucretia Jackson.

Student volunteers will help build the garden by calculating areas and volumes and following complex instructions.

The learning garden will help every student at Matthew Maury Elementary School succeed academically by creating a strong foundation for learning in Math, Science and Language Arts in ways they will remember relate to and be able to apply long term. Kids learn best when they are learning in ways that are real, stimulating and hands-on,” said Jeanne McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of REAL School Gardens.

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