Local Cool School: Horn Lake Intermediate

localmemphis.com - Students at a DeSoto County school are very excited about the “Principal's Pavilion.”

It is an outdoor structure that will be used to reward good behavior, enhance learning, and connect the school to the community.

It is amazing what wood, concrete, columns, and paint can do.

"I got the experience of seeing new things, like building stuff," KaMeria Kuykendall said. 

Add in a few benches which also double as tables.

"The kids are really going to enjoy it," 5th grader Connor Simms said.

All of it forms the Horn Lake Intermediate School's Principal's Pavilion.
3rd grader Kameria Kuykendall already has big plans for the space.

“I'm going to see if my teacher will let me read this book. It's called The Ghost of Wars,” Kuykendall said. 

Spending time outside learning and interacting is what the Principal's Pavilion is all about.

"We're excited about using this as a way to focus on what students are doing right at the school," principal Rosie King said. 

Dedicated earlier this week, the $32,000 pavilion is a gift from the Homer Skelton Foundation.

"We know success is dependent on strong relationships with our community partners. We're an outstanding school and an outstanding community. Together we're even better,” King said. "What we know is that relationships are foundations of academic excellence."

Horn Lake Intermediate considers this as its new home to foster those peer to peer, peer to teacher, and peer to administrator relationships.

The Homer Skelton Foundation has helped DeSoto County Schools with a number of projects in the district.

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