Hyde Park Elementary School students, along with an artist in residence funded by a SPARK! Connecting Community grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, have made a mural of their school.
The mural, about 6 feet high and 8 feet wide, is called “It Takes a Village,” and celebrates the Hyde Park community’s support while the school was overhauled last year, and students had to attend classes at a former hotel in Morristown.
Artist Alissa Faber worked with every student and staff member to create a personalized tile, and combined them into the whole piece.
Principal Diane Reilly wrote that Hyde Park Elementary is a village school “that is very interactive with the community and values the connections we share with all people in the greater Hyde Park area.”
The mural is expected to be placed outside of the school ahead of the next school year.