When Malorie McGinnis, principal of Black Mountain Primary School, was asked if the students at the school would be interested in creating scarecrows for Town Square, she responded with an enthusiastic YES. Black Mountain Primary, she explained to Lyndall Noyes-Brownell, co-chair of the Beautification Committee, is an A+ school where art is integrated into all aspect of the educational curriculum. The adventure of creating a scarecrow expanded the learning opportunities for the students . . . and probably the teachers, too!
Black Mountain Primary students created five scarecrows that are at different locations throughout Town Square. Challenges the students overcame in creating the scarecrows were many. Sawyer Hammond, a student in Mrs. Kelsey Parker’s Kindergarten class said, “His head kept falling off, but we didn’t give up! We fixed him!” They named their scarecrow Fred and Peyton Lindsey said, “Fred was nice. I felt happy when he was here. He's busy working and taking care of the crows because he is a scarecrow."
The 2nd grade class, students of Mrs. Patricia Berzinski, enjoyed creating his face. Sadie Grogan said her favorite “part was gluing the scarecrow’s eyes on. . .” Mrs. Berzinski added that the class “could never have completed this project without the tremendous help from our class parent, Missy Harrin.”
The Black Mountain Beautification Committee is grateful to all the A+ students, teachers and parents who have helped all of us enjoy the spirit of fall!
Mrs. Leatherwood 1st grade
Ms. Hutchins 3rd grade
Mrs. Berzinski 2nd grade
Mrs. Moore 3rd grade
All of Kindergarten (Mrs. Parker, Ms. Cauthren, Mr. Lengle, Mrs. Allen,
Mrs. McKinney, Mrs. Covington)