Buffalo Hills elementary welcomes a new playground, building renovations (NTV News)
Buffalo Hills students are swinging their way into the school year with brand new classrooms and a new playground.
Students and staff are raving over the school’s improvements.
Buffalo Hills was built back in 2012 with room for growth.
Now, principal Chelsea Feusner says they are taking advantage of that opportunity.
“Kearney Public Schools continues to grow and our community continues to grow as well and so being proactive with our students’ growth we had an opportunity to add on classrooms and spaces for students’ success here in Kearney,” said Feusner.
Nine new classrooms are just a portion of what has been done since construction in the fall.
There are brand new wings to the building for grades to share.
“…A renovated library, several new common spaces new lockers, playground, several new opportunities for our resource students as well,” said Feusner.
“It’s actually kind of fun because once we figured out we could go on it, we all got excited,” said 5th grader Karsyn Vasko.
Vasko said the new playground is one of her favorite additions and something that hooked the attention of her and her classmates.
“We kept looking out the classroom window and Miss Dutcher, my teacher, kept telling us to keep looking in and not look out there,” said Vasko.
The new playground was funded by donations and sponsors, allowing for a new merry–go–round, new slides and other climbing equipment.
“The goal really is for students to be active and challenged physically at recess, so our new playground, I feel, hits those two targets,” said Feusner.
Buffalo Hills is still looking for playground donations. So far they have raised just over half of their $60,000 goal.
For more information on donating, you can call Buffalo Hills Elementary at 308-698-8290 or you can contact the Kearney Public Schools Foundation website.
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