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Follow along right here as the new courtyard at Intermediate South takes shape. The project is part of the Nurture by Nature initiative connected to the school's WSCC health grant, and in line with the district's broader commitment to mental and social-emotional health.

October 21, 2021

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Stay away from that tree, Koda!

October 20, 2021

October 16, 2021

Saturday, October 16, the Nurture by Nature project team drilled and filled 87 drainage holes. 

October 15, 2021


The plants have arrived, delivered Oct. 14 by project partner Twin Pond Farm. "I am so excited," said project lead Betty Velez-Gimbel, who plans to work alongside her team to get these beautiful new plants in the ground over the weekend.


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October 9-10, 2021

A successful weekend, Oct. 9-10, moving the soil in place. Project lead Betty Velez-Gimbel expressed her thanks to Dr. Tegeder; Tana and Tim; Yami and Rob; and Mi Familia! The plants and mulch are scheduled to be delivered from Twin Pond on Friday, Oct. 15.

October 7, 2021

Most of the landscaping fabric was cut today. "Two more little islands to go, but that will have to wait for the weekend," said project lead Betty Velez-Gimbel. "Thank you for joining me today, Dr. Tegeder! So appreciate your ongoing support!"

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October 6, 2021

Another great day, according to project lead Betty Velez-Gimbel. The project's "MVP," Dr. Tegeder, helped sling stones; Mrs. Thornley, sandals and all, got straight to work with a huge smile; Mrs. Walsh came back for round 3 and remembered her work clothes; Mrs. Henke joined in but don’t tell her hubby (or she’ll have to help with the yard work at home); and Mrs. Jimenez was ready to work and wondered where the music was.

October 5, 2021

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"Thanks, Shawn Romanchek!" said project lead Betty Velez-Gimbel, who also thanked Tim and Tana Walsh and Jenn Goodwin for helping to clear the courtyard grounds in preparation for soil, mulch, and planting in the coming days and weeks. 

October 4, 2021