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Inspiring Mural at Community Day

Last year, Mark Richardson, who volunteers at Community Day High School every Thursday, commissioned Wilcox art students to design and paint a mural to provide some beauty for students and staff on the small campus.

The students worked on the project last spring, and it was delivered and installed in the multi-purpose room over the summer. The unveiling was attended by Heather Morton, one of the Wilcox teachers who oversaw the project, and some of her art students who created the masterpiece. In addition, Mr. Richardson attended with his wife and two sons (one of whom helped with the project), and their guests, the Martinellis. Also in attendance were Superintendent Stella M. Kemp, Ed.D., Mayor Lisa Gillmor, school board members Vickie Fairchild, Jodi Muirhead, and board president Michele Ryan, Ph.D. As a long-time supporter of the school, Councilmember Teresa O'Neill was also in attendance with several past students. 

“This project is an especially meaningful gift as it was commissioned by a board member and created by students for our students,” said Principal Bauer. “It stands as an inspiration for all who view it!”

Community Day School is a small school with, on average, around 15 students per semester. The school has a team of one administrator, two full-time and one part-time teacher, two paraeducators, and a part-time therapist, wellness coordinator, and special education teacher. Community Day serves some of the highest at-risk students in the district who face many barriers to their success. The Community Day staff work as a cohesive team to get students back on track for graduation and fulfill our district’s mission to prepare every student for success in our ever-changing world.

We thank everyone involved with this project for their ongoing support for the program.