Cheers to 25 Years!
In the Spring of 2016, we celebrated Heartwood’s 25th anniversary. We marked the occasion with a party where we raised nearly $20,000 through a silent auction of student work and community donations. These generous contributions of Heartwood families and local businesses allowed us to create a large shelter and outdoor classroom space.
Construction of the outdoor classroom took place over the summer, with a dedication ceremony held in November 2016. Named for Heartwood co-founder Mrs. Thelma Williams, the Darden House now serves as PE classroom and multi-purpose area, hosting chess matches, K’nex creations,and multi-classroom dodgeball games on a daily basis, as well as providing rainy-day alternatives for school assemblies and PSG meetings.