What do you typically take over to a new neighbor as a gesture of friendship? Casserole? Cake? Brownies?
For Taylorsville High’s Latinos in Action, they took over their own time and talents to their new neighbors just across the parking lot at Hartvigsen School.
The students were privileged with a tour of the facility, where they got a better idea of the type of service learning activities they’ll be participating in during the year. Like all visitors who stop by to see the new Hartvigsen, these students got a new perspective of just how important the new building is to students and staff at the special education school.
Situated in between Taylorsville High and Plymouth Elementary, Hartvigsen School is in its first year of operations at their new location. With so many improvements and enhancements, it’s difficult for the staff to pick out a favorite aspect.
When asked what the most prominent feature is of the new building, principal Janice Wayman quickly noted the sheer size of the facility.
“We now have space for the kids to move about freely,” she said.
The new structure is 35,000 square feet larger than its predecessor. That means larger classrooms that can meet the unique needs of students, as well as wider hallways and specially designated areas known as “Quiet Rooms” that help students effectively cope with certain situations.
Advanced educational technologies and additional activity areas are also proving to have a profound effect on both students and staff.
Be on the lookout for upcoming special events at Hartvigsen in the near future.