Dear Ward students and families,
I'm very excited to announce the upcoming opening of "Gabrielle's Playground" which is now complete and will be open to Ward students beginning next week!
The playground was built in memory of Ward student, Gabrielle White. Gabrielle, a seven-year-old second grader in the CILA program at Ward, lost her life in June 2017.
The best-in-class playground is at the front of the school. It includes equipment accessible to children of all abilities, musical elements, and art elements. Gabrielle's mother, Michelle Hord-White, worked closely with school and community officials to carefully select pieces that reflected her daughter's love for friendship, sharing, music, and butterflies.
Information about the various philanthropic projects happening all over the world in Gabrielle's memory can be found on the Gabrielle's Wings website: http://gabrielleswings.org/press
Franco J. Miele