12 Shades Mountain Elementary completes its field projectState Rep. Paul DeMarco assists with ribbon cutting duties as Shades Mountain Elementary students dedicate their new field improvement project.
Shades Mountain Elementary recently completed the installation of its field project. The revamp included the installation of a walking track, soccer field, basketball court and school garden. A rain-catching shade structure made from cedar wood will be added soon for children and teachers to enjoy.
The project, which has been several years in the making, represents collaboration amongst the City of Hoover, Hoover City Schools and Shades Mountain Elementary School, including the PTO, Coach Paul Brown and other teachers. The project was funded in part with community grant money donated by State Rep. Paul DeMarco and Jack Williams. Additional funding sources included grants from the Lowe’s Foundation, PSCA and CAWACO.
Landscape architect and school parent Birgit Kibelka is responsible for drawing up the master plan.