Swiftwick gives back to community at local school’s groundbreaking

By November 2, 2015Swiftwick News

Swiftwick was excited to attend the Tusculum Elementary groundbreaking on Oct. 29, 2015. The company donated socks to the students to celebrate this exciting event.

“We are thankful to our community and excited to celebrate a new school for the Tusculum Elementary students,” said Chuck Smith, president of Swiftwick. “We hope that our socks will help the children start their new school out on the right foot.”

Tusculum Elementary was founded in 1911 with just two rooms. As it grew to be the largest school in Davidson County, the school was rebuilt in 1974. Since then, the school has continued to grow, and their current space has become too small and outdated for the students.

Mayor Megan Barry attended the event and announced to the students that the school’s new expansion will include a total of 53 classrooms, a media center and a new, expanded cafeteria. However, cheers could be heard all around when Mayor Barry announced new playground equipment as well.

“The Tusculum Elementary groundbreaking was a huge success,” said Councilwoman Davette Blalock for District 27. “Elected officials came out to join the entire staff and students on the back field where the school will be built.  Many students were given the opportunity to turn the first dirt with the Mayor and elected officials, which made  memorable day for everyone. 

“Swiftwick added to the joy by donating socks to the entire school.  Considering this school is classified as one of the poorest in the MNPS district, this donation of socks and a new school really mean a lot.”

The construction has already begun for Tusculum Elementary School. The rebuilding and expansion will continue throughout the school year. The goal for completion is during the 2016-2017 school year.

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