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RHS Courtyard Revitalization Project
With your help, the Radnor High School Student Council hopes to renovate the school’s current courtyard into a safe and modernized outdoor space for all students to learn and socialize while appreciating nature.
With support from faculty advisor Kathy Pearsall, Student Council members worked closely with teacher Craig Leister's Civil Engineering class to develop the proposed renovation plans, which were presented by seniors John Mohler and Matt McCue, and met with unanimous support, at the School Board's Facilities Committee on March 20. Student Council members have also arranged several fundraising efforts to support their vision.
History of the Project
Last fall, RHS principal Dan Bechtold presented the Student Council with a $3,500 donation from the Class of 2016's Post-Prom Committee to begin work toward the project.
Additional financial support has been provided by the Radnor High School Parent-Teacher-Student-Association ($1,500) and the Radnor Educational Foundation ($5,000). REF has also agreed to match up to an additional $3,000 of the funds students raise through planned fundraising efforts. The Class of 2017 is also contributing $1,000.
The current courtyard, located adjacent to the cafeteria, is approximately 11,350 square feet. The area houses a dead tree, an aging greenhouse, and damaged furniture.
The renovation plans address these issues, as well as recommend repurposing part of the existing greenhouse into a seating area with counters, benches and a charging station; the addition of an outdoor, WiFi-equipped classroom space; new furniture under the existing canopy and in other spaces where students could gather and eat lunch.
The plan is for renovations to begin over the summer with the goal of a new and improved courtyard to be unveiled in the fall 2017.
Make a Direct Donation
Interested community members can make a direct donation to the project.
Send a check in any amount, payable to "RHS Courtyard Renovation" to:
Radnor High School
c/o Alexis Bradley
130 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087.