CoesterVMS and Wave City Care partnered up for the annual makeover of four local schools, just in time for the new school year.

Gaithersburg, MD, September 20, 2018 — Saturday, August 25th CoesterVMS and Wave City Care partnered up for the annual makeover of four local schools, just in time for the new school year.

Thoroughgood Elementary, Creeds Elementary, Lindenwood Elementary, and Truitt Internediate Chesapeak were among the four schools to received aid and assistance to ensure the buildings were ready for the 2018 school year. The makeover included landscaping, construction, painting, installing chalkboards, power washing, cleaning, and assistance setting up the classrooms.

“The makeover was complete just in time for the new school year. Over five hundred people came out to make a huge impact on the lives of our youth and the community. It was a really fun day where the community comes together to get their hands dirty and beautify four of our local schools,” said Lydia Wigglesworth-Ballard of Wave City Care.

This year’s makeover marked the 13th year of the event for Wave City Care. Wave City Care is a non-profit that serves the community through educational services, mentor-ship opportunities, and local community volunteer work. For a breakdown of this year’s School Makeover event, the details have been provided below.

Thoroughgood Elementary – Virginia Beach

Landscaping; filled 90 pots with potting soil and plants
Construction
Painted 45 classroom doors & accent walls in 40 portables
Installed chalkboards in 25 portables
Assist teachers with classroom setup

Creeds Elementary – Virginia Beach

Cleaned tile walls and door knobs
Landscape, mulching grounds
Power washing

Lindenwood Elementary – Norfolk

Landscaped; cleaned flowerbeds and mulched front of building
Lay timbers and rubber mulch for playground
Painted cabinets, marquee, and blackboard poles
Designed and painted a mural
Construction; assembled picnic tables

Truitt Intermediate Chesapeake

Landscaped gardens in front of building
Painted mural & walls in teachers’ lounge
Construction; built of storage sheds
Power wash
Decorated bulletin boards & teachers’ lounge

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