Granite Mountain School Announces New Playground Funding provided by PUSD Education Foundation and Granite Mountain School PTO

Prescott— January 30, 2020 — Today, Granite Mountain School (GMS) Principal Teresa Bruso; PUSD Education Foundation Executive Director Tami Phillips, and GMS PTO President Stacey Haggart, the announcement of Granite Mountain’s a new age-appropriate playground at GMS This playground is the first of its kind to accommodate Fifth and Sixth grade students on the GMS campus; which, would not be possible without the Campus Beautification grant dollars provided by the PUSD Education Foundation, the fundraising efforts of the GMS PTO, and the excavation efforts of Savage Development Services.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for the community to attend on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 8:45AM on the GMS campus.

Positive Student Impact
“Fifth and Sixth grade students benefit from play, in this setting, to build upon the whole child socially, emotionally, and physiologically. This is a testament to the PUSD philosophy of ‘Every Child Every Day’.” said Principal Bruso. “We welcome the community to see what our playground will offer our students at our ribbon cutting ceremony.”

The anticipated readiness of the playground for student use will likely be just before the start of Spring Break.

ABOUT PUSD Education Foundation
The PUSD Education Foundation (PUSDEF) was founded in 2015 by a group of dedicated community leaders concerned about providing much needed financial resources for Prescott Unified School District (PUSD). Today the PUSDEF provides support throughout the school district through the following efforts: Innovative Classroom Grants for teachers; complete funding for Naviance, which is an interactive curriculum that help students by connecting learning to life as they prepare to enter the workforce; a district-wide technology grant to protect students while using the internet for classroom activities; campus Improvement grants, such as new playground equipment at Granite Mountain; educational supplies for teachers; teacher recognition and retention programs; along with supporting the district’s one-to-one initiative for Chromebooks. For more information about its local impact and how to get involved, visit

For More Information:
PUSD PR Contact: Rebecca Horniman
Phone number: 919-923-3199
PUSD EF Contact: Tami Phillips
Phone number: 323.803.4926

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