From left, Poinsettia Elementary art teacher Tara Clark helps students Mia Halladay, Emma Christopherson, Benji VanZandt, Ashley Bloch and Taylor Benson paint one of the many new playground features designed to combine athletics and academics. The project was PTA-sponsored and coordinated by Clark. From fraction tetherball to spelling word hopscotch to life-size chess and checkerboards to U.S. and world maps, the activities expand students’ classroom work. Courtesy photo
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