Friends of the Middle School donate Gaga pit to Pine River Area Schools

The 4-5th grade playground at Pine River Upper Elementary (part of the 4-7th grade middle school), have a new piece of playground equipment thanks to a donation from the Friends of the Middle School.  Mrs. Holly Lockhart, middle school math teacher and FMS chairperson, sh
ares the following story:

As you may have heard from our students, the PR Middle School playground has an awesome new gaga pit! The FMS used their funds to have this built by a local contractor, Sikkema Construction. Steve Sikkema used composite decking instead of treated lumber for the walls to make this structure safe for our children as well as long lasting. The corner brackets and supports were designed and fabricated by another local business, Lockhart Fabrication and Mechanical, LLC., owned by Christopher Lockhart. The gaga pit sits on concrete, but has a thick rubber floor to protect hands from getting scraped up. We believe our students will respect and appreciate this equipment, helping it to sustain many years of fun play. Thanks to everyone involved in making this possible for our kids!

Pine River Area Schools, in partnership with students, families, and our community, will foster a safe and nurturing environment where students can grow and learn from their successes and challenges.  Together, we advocate for and inspire students to become independent, responsible, and productive citizens in a changing, global society.

Superintendent - Mr. Matt Lukshaitis