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Chicopee Woods earns $5K grant to beautify school
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Car riders and parents leave Chicopee Woods Elementary School Friday afternoon. Educators will use part of a $5,000 grant to put murals, plants and bigger benches in the foyer where parents pick up their children. - photo by NAT GURLEY
When teachers Jennifer Ezell and Michelle Cantrell recently toured elementary schools locally and around the state, they were impressed with front entrances. The bright colors and comfortable seating areas stood in contrast to the entrance at their school, Chicopee Woods Elementary. “It’s pretty, but it doesn’t scream ‘elementary school,’” Ezell said.