Photos and story provided by Maryjo Kerlin
Lincoln County School District
Whether you call it the eggbeater, the tornado, the twister, or the spinner, kids at Crestview Heights School in Waldport agree that this feature at their new playground is “fabulous and fantastic.” Other favorites are the bumpy slides, swings, monkey bars, the squishy play surface, tetherball pole, teeter-totter, foursquare, and more.
During a recent ceremony, the new playground at Crestview Heights School was dedicated and as part of the event, schoolchildren wrote thank-you notes illustrated with colorful pictures. These were compiled into books to be presented to school board members, the district superintendent, and Lincoln County voters who are responsible for making the new playground a reality.
”I like the swings. I like the monkey bars. It is the funnest thing ever!” wrote Jayden, first grade. “Thanks for the tornado. It is fabulous and fantastic,” wrote Josiah, second grade. “First, I love the playground very much. Second, thank you for it. OK, that is all,” wrote Tater, second grade.
Over the summer, the school’s original playground was relocated to the northwest corner of the school campus, combining existing play equipment with new. The reason for the move is to make room for the new Waldport High School, which will be built immediately south of Crestview Heights School; construction is slated to begin in May 2012. Funding for these and other school improvement projects comes from the $63 million general obligation bond that Lincoln County voters approved in May.