For the past month, Holmes Primary had the opportunity to participate in a fun project sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT is piloting a creative community outreach program with local schools called “Paint a Plow Blade” and they reached out to the Deer Park School District looking for artists. This program allowed the Holmes art students as well as students in other districts to creatively design and paint murals on ODOT snowplow blades to be prominently displayed within the communities.
Once Mrs. Amy Byrne, principal at Holmes Primary, gave an enthusiastic green light, ODOT dropped off a clean plow blade and Mrs. Hauna Viox, Holmes and Amity Art Teacher, recruited her Holmes art students to paint the blade. The students created a fun, winter mural with the Deer Park logo and they are thrilled with the outcome. ODOT will pick up the completed blade next week.
In June, the blades from each participating school district will be taken to ODOT’s District Roadeo in Lebanon for display. The artists, his/her family, and school representatives are invited to attend the Roadeo for the day. During the winter months, the painted blades will be put to work fighting Ohio’s snow and ice storms.
This project is just one of the many creative and educational opportunities available for our Deer Park students. Way to go Holmes Lil’ Cats!
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It is a great day to be a Wildcat!