New Covered Area - Sublimity!
Sublimity Middle School Receives Covered Playshed through Community Effort!
The desire to construct a covered area at the middle school has been a topic of discussion at the Sublimity Parent Teacher Club meetings for several years. The need was obvious but the amount of funding required and plan of attack was unclear. PTC decided this last year that there was no better time than now to make this thought a reality. So the PTC, together with Sublimity City Council members and NSSD advisors, put together a plan for the type of building we wanted, we estimated the costs, and then set our fundraising goal. If we could come close to reaching the goal we would get the ball rolling. We enlisted the help of Bonnie Milletto, a former Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce member and current motivational speaker, to help us in our fundraising efforts and call to action among the community. Sublimity’s PTC applied for community grants and held a very successful dinner and auction. We received a $5,000 grant from the Freres Foundation and another $5,000 from an anonymous donor, in addition to in-kind pledges from Emery and Sons Construction, Rocky Mountain Electric, and HP Civil Engineering. With the generous support of the parents and community members at the auction, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal and start progressing toward construction. We were able to start excavation and prep work in July and construction in mid-August. The structure and concrete flatwork were completed just as school started. Students are now able to enjoy it, but our intent is that not only will Sublimity students benefit from it, but so will a multitude of others such as area sports programs, after school care programs and such. None of this would happen without dedicated parents and outstanding community support.
“The project came into being—in fact would not have happened—without Stacy Hollenbeck’s leadership. Over the last year, she has been the leader who spearheaded the project, sought out the partners, and made it happen. It is now an awesome addition to the Sublimity campus, a much-needed improvement for a school that has a lot of students and not much space to get out of the weather in our rainy months. The District extends its deep appreciation to her for her determination and leadership.”
- Andy Gardner, NSSD Superintendent
Emery and Sons Construction-Excavation, removal and replacement of swing set, gravel and placement of gravel, point of contact for the engineer and plans examiner (IN KIND DONATION)
HP Civil- (Larry Gescher and Josh Smith)-engineering and plan development (IN KIND DONATION)
Sublimity Building Supply- Materials
MP Construction- Matt Peters- Construction labor, trenching (PAID AND IN KIND DONATION)
Rocky Mountain Electric- Electrical prep and dropping overhead lines (IN KIND DONATION)
Manning Concrete- concrete flatwork and backfill/grooming of grounds (PAID AND IN KIND DONATION)
Mike Miller- NSSD contact and facilitator
Siegmund Landscaping-Rock and wood chips
Freres Foundation- $5000 grant
Anonymous donor-$5000 grant
Bonnie Milletto- fundraising advisor and auction M/C (IN KIND DONATION)