NICHOLAS SAKELARIS | CoServ
Corinth Elementary School students will have a surprise waiting for them when they return to the playground next week thanks to CoServ’s Community Engagement Team.
Whitney Gohlke, Manager of Academic Initaitives, Randy Copeland, Energy Education Lead, and Alphonso Williams, Energy Education Specialist, spent several days over the Winter Break power washing, taping and then painting three-point lines, free-throw lines and hopscotch borders. The four-square section also has new bright pastel colors filling in each box.
It’s the latest in a series of Adopt-A-School initiatives CoServ has done at the campus over the years.
Other projects include providing snacks for teachers, purchasing leadership-based curriculum and mentoring students. More recently, CoServ Gas crews relocated two funnel ball poles to a location where children could more easily play with it.
CoServ has always had a strong relationship with the schools in our service territories but COVID-19 has limited our access this year.
“Fortunately, the staff at Corinth Elementary School allowed us to show our support and appreciation by enhancing their playground area during the break,” Whitney said. “Our team provided a refresh to the courts so we hope they can see we are here for them!”
Having distinct and separate play areas has become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as students are assigned different zones to play in to encourage social distancing. Moving the funnel ball poles and freshening up the concrete court helps the school manage recess.
The hard work by CoServ Employees over the years will leave a lasting impact at Corinth Elementary School long after the Adopt-A-School partnership ends this summer.