Port Chester Middle School students will have a new outdoor classroom in the fall, thanks to an Eagle Scout project that added two picnic tables to the school’s “Giving Garden.”
The patio was dedicated June 20. Allison Silverman, who teaches Family and Consumer Science, explains:
Adam J. Monis, a Boy Scout of Troop 400 chartered by the Carver Center is working towards achieving his Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. One of the requirements is to do a project that benefits the community. He was given the opportunity to work on this project at the Port Chester Middle School. The project itself was to create a patio in the existing garden area, and furnish it with picnic tables so that it can be used as an outdoor classroom. He planned, worked on and completed the project with the help of his fellow scouts, parents, scout leaders and the generosity of various organizations and other parents/individuals who donated financial support to this great cause.
It’s been a good year for gardens at the Port Chester schools. A separate effort by Clay Art Center and the OASIS after-school program created ceramic-tile mosaics in a little-used garden bed at Park Avenue Elementary School and in the new courtyard garden at John F. Kennedy Magnet School.