Friday, August 12, 2011

A "Boost" for Your Friday

Even though I work to avoid it I have perhaps developed a reputation for being jaded about our public education process in DeKalb. Because it is a Friday, a pay day for me, and mostly because I was able to visit Cary Reynolds ES yesterday and see the result of a year-long public and private partnership, I am inspired today.

The new basketball/play area surface provided by the private sector in this case is phenomenal and the kids are going to get a lot of use out. They will also get a needed "boost" to their morale from this powerful, tangible evidence of community support which is sorely needed. 

Here's is a video to cheer up your Friday and perhaps renew your hope for our children, our schools, and our communities. Thank you City of Doraville officials for coming out and the DeKalb County Public Schools Foundation, HECCA, HOOPATLANTA, and especially Boost Mobile for coming together for the children ... call me Mr. Smiley for today and don't call me Monday :)


Anonymous said...

Looks fun, but can Kim (or someone)provide a little background info for this video? Why am I watching people trying to shoot baskets?

Kim Gokce said...

It was a dedication ceremony for the basketball/play surface that was donated. The shots were "ceremonial" first shots for the VIPs including the Mayor of Doraville (missed), Superintendent Tyson (missed), and Principal Melanie Pearch (nailed it in one attempt!).

It was plain fun and a beautiful asset for the kids.

Kim Gokce said...

... sorry - Mayor Donna Pittman.

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