Hinsdale students add finishing touch to school addition


HINSDALE, N.H. — In September, Hinsdale Elementary PreK to fifth-grade students returned from summer break to a new addition housing three new classrooms for kindergarten and three for the first grade plus two new rooms specially designed for the school's music and art programs.

Improvements were also made to the main building which had been awkwardly reconfigured for several years to conform to revised state requirements.

To celebrate this transformation, this year's fifth grade class agreed on a plan to create a mosaic of engraved porcelain tiles to be installed on the wall in the corridor of the new addition. The class adopted "helping hands" as the theme for their project.

Each student has created a tile design expressing how they wanted to represent this theme. Their drawings will be engraved on porcelain tiles and incorporated into a 64 tile mosaic that will be permanently installed in the corridor. The installation will be unveiled in May. Each student will receive a replica of their tile as a keepsake.

Art teacher, Jen Towle, was very impressed with how the students' responded to the challenge. "They knew this was more than a regular assignment because it would become a permanent part of the building. I was moved by their designs which revealed how much they care for others."

Fifth-grade student, Shyanne Lorette, is very proud of what her/his class has accomplished. "I hope people will look at my work and think about taking better care of the environment."

The Hinsdale Education Foundation, working with the Hinsdale School District and Elementary School, is supporting this fifth Grade Wall Tile Program (WTP). Starting with this year, and each year for the next seven years, a section of the wall in the center corridor of the new addition will receive a new installation by successive 5 th grade classes. By the completion of this schedule every student currently enrolled in Pre-K to fifth grade will have contributed a tile to the corridor of the new addition.

To learn more about this project and how you can help by sponsoring tiles, go to the Hinsdale Education Foundation website at Hinsdaleef.org or email hinsdaleef@gmail.com. Tile Sponsorships received by March 22 will be recognized in the Hinsdale Elementary School Year Book and on a poster in the corridor near the installation.

Hinsdale Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed to support educational programs and activities not covered in the Hinsdale School District's annual budget.



If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions