Reminder: Robertsville Middle School is in the process of building a community playground, and volunteers have scheduled a fundraiser on Friday, May 6, that will feature food and music.
This playground will be available for use by all students but also will be built to accommodate the needs of the special education students. The playground will also be available after school and on the weekends for families in the community of the school and families in Oak Ridge.
Robertsville serves more than 700 students in grades 5-8 and presently has no playgrounds available.
“This truly will be a community playground, not only by those who use it, but by how it will be paid for,” a press release said.
The school is partnering with individuals, private businesses, and local companies to raise the $20,000 to build the playground, the safety chips, border around playground, and benches, the release said. RMS donated $4,500 to get the project started, and so far, more than $8,000 has been raised. [Read more…]