SDSS growing and students fundraising for ‘Playscape Beautification and Enhancement’

Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS) is another step closer to getting completing a ‘Playscape Beautification and Enhancement Project’ thanks to a corporate donation.

Neil Tanaka presented $500 on behalf of Lakeside Process Controls, a Bruce Power supplier, to members of the Student Council.  “We especially like to donate when there is a really tangible result that will come of it and especially for children,” said Tanaka.


                 (L) Karen Fehr, Beatrix Smith, Hillary Bromfield, Neal Tanaka, Sarah Ferris, Kaylie Walsh and                                                                                  Principal Melissa MacEwan

Karen Fehr, School Community Council (SCC) for SDSS, organized a fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the project.  “We discussed with the students a number of ideas to make not only visual improvements but also ones that include the addition of practical items for the students to use.  Some of the ideas that came forward from them were more sitting areas or benches, a swing set and another basketball net.”

SDSS now has 827 students with the recent transition of grades 7 and 8 elementary students to the school.  According to Fehr, it is anticipated that this number will, in all probability, increase over the next few years.  “We have reached out to several companies and organizations in the community as the project will affect many local children who will be coming into the school.”