HS Courtyard: Tell Us What You Think By Friday, January 8 at 3:00

You still have time to vote. MCS Front Courtyard Committee is asking for your feedback on three landscape design concepts for the front lawn of the high school. The eight-member committee collaborated for months to come up with the new options that they presented to the community on December 16.

Community responses coming in to MCS will be used when selecting one plan to present to the Board of Education. 

You have until Friday, January 8 at 3:00PM to give us feedback on the courtyard redesign by using this form. Here’s another look at the options for you to choose. 

Middleburgh High School with trees in courtyardOption 1: Reinstatement Concept

The Front Courtyard Committee wanted to give the community an option that similarly reflects how the school looked in the past, with the addition of planting beds. In this rendition, trees are kept away from the walkway to ensure the newly paved concrete will not be damaged.


Front Courtyard of High School with planting along the walkway

Option 2: Open Lawn Concept

The Front Courtyard Committee approached this plan with an emphasis on accommodating outdoor community use of the property. It’s a hybrid of a formal, yet open, park-like lawn area. Trees are around the outside instead of along the walkway to accentuate the school’s architecture. This concept also includes seasonal plantings.


front courtyard of high school with two trees near the road and flower beds

Option 3: Symmetrical Concept

The Front Courtyard Committee developed this more formal design and recognized the symmetrical features of the architecture by running a line of flowering trees along the front, and adding planting beds. This plan keeps the view of the school in sight from the roadway and leaves room on the courtyard for community events.

The Front Courtyard Committee consists of: Superintendent Brian Dunn, school business manager Terry Gillooley, and community members: Kim Smith, Wes Andrew, Dana Hamm, Sarah Hooper, Anna Hooper, and Vicki Hoerz.

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