Saturday, October 6, 2012, was no ordinary Saturday in the Loch Raven community. Grade 8 students from Loch Raven Technical Academy came to help out at the school’s first annual Loch Beautification Day.
They helped improve the curb appeal of the school by planting flowers, pulling weeds from the flower beds, and undertaking a massive painting job—the school’s famous, very long, very purple ramp. Armed with paintbrushes, enthusiasm, willing spirits, and nifty white painter’s caps, the students earned service learning hours while providing a valuable service to the community.
The students in attendance discussed the importance of Beautification Day, stating that by improving the outer appearance of the building, the community would be cleaner, neater, and the school would appear to be more inviting for students and visitors alike. The students worked diligently all morning, and their efforts are greatly appreciated by staff and community members.
Principal Stacey Johnson initiated Beautification Day as part of her vision to maintain an attractive, inviting learning environment for her students and staff. The hard work of the students can be seen and appreciated simply by taking a drive on LaSalle Road.Visitors will know when they’ve reached Loch Raven. It is the school with the beautifully painted purple railings!