White Station HS Community Courtyard - Phase 2- Maintenance Fund
White Station High School has recently completed Phase 1 of the Courtyard Project. While we prepare the plans for Phase 2, we are fundraising for a Maintenance Fund for both phases.
White Station High School offers a unique, outstanding education for over 2,000 students per year in Memphis. A public school that serves the needs of such a large and diverse student population deserves facilities that meet the needs of these inquiring students. Academically, White Station is unsurpassed; physically, it faces many challenges. Recent efforts by the administration have addressed some deferred maintenance shortcomings in the facilities, and additional projects are planned. But with your help, we can do even more.
Our Master Plan, created by the University of Memphis Architecture Department, based on input from our community- students, parents, faculty, administrators, and alumni- shows projects that will improve the campus. We hope for this process to spread to other Shelby County Schools. You can see an overview of the Master Plan here; and the entire Master Plan here.
We are in the midst of the initial of three "first" projects from our Master Plan: a community courtyard; a library expansion; and a three story STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) building. Upon completion of our Community Courtyard, we will proceed with our library expansion and the three-story STEM building. You can read the more detailed Case for Support here.
We have completed Phase One of our "pocket park". It is in the center of campus, and is already being used for social gatherings and activities. The Outdoor Classroom is immensely popular with students and teachers alike.
Phase 2 will be a major thoroughfare, and will include artwork by WSHS alum and well-respected Memphis artist, Rachel Briggs, who will lead WSHS students on some of the creations.
Our cost is $175,000, which includes $20,000 to a maintenance fund. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Donations are held and administered by SchoolSeed. Click here to view the agreement.
To make a credit card donation, click the Pledge Support button above. Please indicate your year of graduation from White Station, if applicable, on the donation page, under "In Honor of".
If you would like to mail a check to support the project, please make check payable to: SchoolSeed Foundation. And mail to: SchoolSeed Foundation, Attention: White Station Community Courtyard, PO Box 111169, Memphis, TN 38111. Please indicate on the memo line your year of graduation from White Station, if applicable.
Several structural features of the Community Courtyard are available for gift recognition opportunities for those interested in making large donations of $25,000 or more. Donations of $10,000 or more are considered sponsors, and will be memorialized by a prominent “thank you” in the courtyard. Sponsors may be an individual or group. Please contact the Project Owner listed above, for more information.