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Carver Middle students have been working side by side with Atlantic High’s Construction Academy on a Learning Landscape that will be used by Carver teachers as an outdoor learning tool.  A Literacy grant from Dollar General and supplies and support from the City of Delray Beach enabled the construction of a 30 X 30 ft installation in the courtyard that serves as an outdoor learning space as well as artistic design that beautifies the campus.

Tim Sachse, director of the Construction Academy started the project by bringing past and current Atlantic High students to discuss the Academy program with Carver students.  They also discussed how they would create the Learning Landscape together.  Construction Academy students surveyed the land and the Carver students primed and painted tires as well as cleared the land for the installation.

Carver students logged over 300 community service hours on the project and were rewarded with a trip to the Construction Labs at Atlantic High and a tour of the Eagle Nest II, the green home being built by the Atlantic High Construction Academy students. The early exposure of the Carver students to this award winning Academy fosters positive attitudes towards high school and provides insights into the great experiences ahead for Carver Middle School students.

For more information please contact Carver Middle School Principal Lena Roundtree-Wallace at 561-638-2100 or lena.wallace@palmbeachschools.org .

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