ART DEPARTMENT ADDS COLOR
TO GRADE SCHOOL
walls of Navajo Heights School will have a new look when the paint dries
on a joint venture between Trinity and the nearby elementary school.
Palos Heights School District
128 initiated a plan, called Goals 128, for each school to choose a theme
for its building. Trinity art students helped design and draw murals for
the school, which is just west of the College, called "Kaleidoscope of
Knowledge" and shows children learning math, music, reading, and other
"This is a win-win situation
for everyone involved," said Mary Ziola-Vega, a lifelong Palos Heights
resident who is chair of the Goals 128 committee. "We didn't have the skills
or the expertise to complete this project, and Trinity was our first option.
I think it's very important that we build this relationship. The children
in this school need to see how involved the College is in the community."
This is the second effort
that Ziola-Vega's committee has teamed with the College to complete within
the past year. Last fall, Trinity volunteers assembled playground equipment
at Passarelli Park, where Navajo Heights students enjoy recess. Ziola-Vega
says the murals should be completed within three years. For the remainder
of the school year and throughout the summer, Navajo Heights students,
faculty, and staff will take turns painting the walls.
"I love painting," said Navajo
Heights student Courtney Kubo between strokes. "Helping with this project
makes me feel like I'm making an important difference in my school. It's
something that I can see everyday I'm here."
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