Sunday, November 19, 2017
Several people contributed to the Vienna Grade School playground improvements. From left, Aaron Hale, FIC Modern Woodmen of America; Aubrey Corbit; Nathan Corbit, VGS art teacher; Brenda Suits, Elk Lodge No. 2880; Norman Suits, Elk Lodge No. 2880; Saeward Mattox, VGS assistant principal; and Rachel McBride, VGS PTO. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.

Vienna Grade School makes improvements to playground

Students from gifted art play “copy me.”

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn

The blacktop playground at Vienna Grade School recently got a much needed update to brighten it up and provide activities for students of all ages.

The idea is credited to VGS assistant principal Saeward Mattox. With donations from organizations like Modern Woodmen of American, Elk Lodge No. 2880 and the VGS PTO, the school purchased paint to create interactive play areas on the blacktop.

Art teacher Nathan Corbit freehanded all the areas, including a hopscotch area, four square, a basketball court and many more.

He also had help from his gifted art students, who are in 3rd grade to 8th grade.

Corbit said they researched different interactive areas that they could potential paint on the blacktop.

Students then had the opportunity to vote on which interactive areas they wanted.

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