You will see kids of all ages and abilities playing together on the Southern Door School District campus as they close in on a significant fundraising goal. The district has raised approximately two-thirds of the $150,000 needed to install new equipment on the playground that is rated for the district’s youngest learners and those with physical challenges. Southern Door 4K Teacher Rachel Schneider and Director of Pupil Services Dave Desmond were working on separate aspects of the goal before they joined forces to address the needs they saw. When completed, the playground will include a “Rock with Me” all-inclusive glider and other equipment encouraging imaginative play on the playground. Schneider and Desmond say this will greatly benefit the school and the community.
Schneider says this will cover some of the equipment that had to be left on the “wish list” following a more extensive expansion effort at the school that was completed in 2019. You can contact Desmond using the information below if you would like to contribute to the project.