Many AHS graduates will remember the high school courtyard - a great place for senior pranks - but with very little active use. There is a design plan to make this space into an Outdoor Classroom to be named in honor of former biology teacher and swim coach Joe Pullen. Joe, an alum from the class of 1955, passed away unexpectedly in 2014. In 2015 he was honored posthumously with an AHS Outstanding Alumni Award. He is remembered by many for his hands-on approach to learning and as a advocate for student success.

The Adrian Schools Educational Foundation is backing a private fundraising project to raise $200,000 - half of the price tag for developing this 36,000 square foot space. Joe Wilson, a landscape designer from the class of 1989, worked with students to design this space, and they are eager to see it materialize.

The new Outdoor Education Center will feature a working greenhouse, a performance stage, pads for student sculpture, a picnic area, fountain and a classroom setting with wifi access and seating for instruction. You can make a difference for today's Maples by donating to this project today!

If you are interested in contributing to this endeavor, please fill out the form and submit today. By submitting the form, you will be taken to the secure Paypal site where your credit card information will be taken. You will not make a donation until you fill out the Paypal information.

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