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Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting

posted Nov 21, 2013, 11:27 AM by JLynn Tocher
Come help us celebrate with a ribbon cutting for the new South-Doyle Middle School outdoor classroom!

As one member of our outdoor classroom committee mentioned, this project took a village! This project would not have been possible without the support of a major corporation, the state, the city, the county, the school board, a neighborhood association, a non-profit organization and a more than a few impassioned individuals.


WHAT: Ribbon cutting for a new South-Doyle Middle School outdoor classroom

The South Doyle Middle School Outdoor Classroom – a scenic area overlooking Baker Creek which includes an amphitheater set into the hillside capable of seating  90 students and a “labitat” ecology research area – is now complete!

The Outdoor Classroom began as a collaboration between South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association and South Doyle Middle School and became a reality thanks to the DowGives – Community Grant, a $30,000 grant. The annual selection of the Dow Gives – Community Grant recipient is made by Dow’s Community Advisory Panel.  The Outdoor Classroom generated enthusiastic community support from groups and individuals including: TVA, The Water Quality Forum, Pam Trainor, Nick Pavlis, Mike Brown, Legacy Parks, and Perfect Ideas LLC.
WHO: Participating in the ribbon cutting will be Mayor Madeline Rogero, South-Doyle Middle School Outdoor Classroom Club; Pam Trainor, Knox County Board of Education District 9; representatives of the South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association; and other officials and special guests.
WHEN: Friday, November 22, 9 a.m.
WHERE: South-Doyle Middle School outdoor classroom (3900 Decatur Road).  The classroom is located near the Decatur Road entrance on the north east side the school campus.