Complete Landsculpture Recognized at UP Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Complete Landsculpture was recognized at The University Park (UP) Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Outdoor Learning Plaza on the morning of May 13, 2011.

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Complete Landsculpture was recognized at The University Park (UP) Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Outdoor Learning Plaza.

The vision for the Outdoor Learning Plaza was conceived by the UP Elementary class of 2007. The students wanted to leave a gift to the school that could be enjoyed by future generations of students. The Learning Plaza replaces the portable classrooms that have been in front of the Highland Park elementary school. "After all those years looking at portables, we've traded in the trailers for something beautiful that can be enjoyed by the children and community for years to come," said Kristen Davis, UP Elementary parent and volunteer. The Learning Plaza will allow students and teachers to enjoy learning and teaching outside the traditional classroom.

The project spanned over two PTA boards and numerous parent volunteer groups. During its initial stages, the UP PTA approached various groups to partner with to help develop the concepts, design and building of the learning plaza. Complete Landsculpture was one of the companies that the UP PTA called upon to provide expertise. Complete Landsculpture has previously worked with several UP Elementary groups on school projects and events such as the UPPA Spring Market, Spring Carnival and Silent Auction. "We were thrilled to be involved with this project. We wanted to create a functional and aesthetically improved space. The project had to go well with the look and feel of the school. It had to be a legacy project," stated Chris Strempek, founder and president of Complete Landsculpture.

The Outdoor Learning Plaza is surrounded by over 400 bricks containing the names of UP students, families and teachers. To celebrate the completion and dedication of the Learning Plaza, the UP elementary fourth grade honor choir, student council and Cub Scouts all participated in the ceremony. UP Elementary Principal Dr. Lynda Carter spoke during the celebration and also thanked the UP parents, alumni, community members, HPISD Board of Trustees, PTA, Preschool Association, Dads' Club and Student Council, who dedicated countless hours of work and creative thinking to the project. "This is going to provide boundless opportunities for our children to go onto the lawn with their teachers and peers and learn while enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful grounds," said Carter.

The Outdoor Learning Plaza is the result of the diligence and perseverance of multiple entities that came together to make it a success. The main goals of the project were to keep it on time, within budget and have all involved parties work as a team so that the students could enjoy a lasting place to learn and play. "Complete Landsculpture has a strong kinship with Highland Park schools and really enjoys participating and contributing to legacy projects. We donated our design and project administration fees as our way of showing support and commitment to the school.”
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Courtney Plaeger