Bricks for BHMS Fundraiser
Bunker Hill Middle School PTO Selling Engraved Brick Pavers to Help Add to Renovated Courtyard’s Beauty
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Bunker Hill Middle School is hoping to add some names to the beautification that continues in its courtyard. The BHMS PTO has announced a Brick Paver Fundraiser, with plans to line a newly created mulch path in the courtyard with the bricks.
The fundraiser is a continuation of a project started by current Washington Township High School junior and Bunker Hill alumnus Will Schuck. In 2018, Schuck completely renovated the courtyard as part of his Eagle Scout project, including the ADA-compliant, wheelchair-accessible mulch path. Schuck had a vision that the courtyard, over time, would become a partnership of not only Bunker Hill, but also other schools and the community. So, in keeping with Schuck’s vision, the school and PTO wanted to celebrate the families, students and staff who understand what it means to be a Bunker Hill Bulldog through the brick fundraiser.
“Present and former families, students, and staff of Bunker Hill truly understand that the Bulldog is much more than a mascot,” BHMS principal Mike D’Ostilio said. “The Bulldog defines our character and the responsibility we have to constantly work to lift each other up and value the worth and effort as we contribute to a shared goal. To have bricks engraved that help us reflect on current and past Bulldogs is a way for us to keep that mantra alive.”
The first order of bricks is underway, with a deadline of October 15, 2019. At a cost of $20, donors can choose a brick with a Bulldog graphic and one line of text (maximum 15 characters, including spaces), or a brick with three lines of text (maximum 15 characters per line, including spaces). Orders can be placed by downloading a form online (link) and submitting, with payment, to Briana Venturo in the BHMS main office. Cash or check will be accepted, with checks made payable to Bunker Hill Middle School PTO.
And this is more than just a fundraiser. It’s being used as part of the school curriculum at both BHMS and Washington Township High School. Technology education students at WTHS will engrave the bricks, while BHMS Construction Club students, under the direction of Mr. Pat Goliszewski, will learn to lay and set the bricks in the courtyard. Money raised through the project will benefit the Construction Club, the PTO, and the high school tech education department.
- WTPS -