Rivermont Elementary School is looking to businesses, community leaders and volunteers to help renovate the school’s classrooms and buildings. (Image: MGNOnline)

Rivermont Elementary School needs the public’s help undergoing renovations July 24-29.


The Renovate Rivermont campaign will pair teachers with project leaders and volunteers to oversee the transformation.

The Renovate Rivermont project will be completely volunteer-driven, according to a news release. The PTA and Rivermont steering committee are seeking community volunteers to donate time, labor, materials and food to make the weeklong blitz a success.

Principal Nikki Bailey is reaching out to designers, craftspeople, church groups, the school’s families and the community for volunteers to adopt a space and collaborate with the teacher on designing its improvements.

“We have the opportunity to create an engaging environment for our children that is in keeping with the creative [science, technology, engineering, art and math] curriculum we teach our children every day,” Bailey said in a prepared statement.

Beginning today, designers and team leaders will tour the school and select the space they want to renovate, according to the news release. Each team is then tasked with redesigning their chosen space and seeking out the volunteers and donations necessary to accomplish the job.

Anyone interested in participating can visitSignUp.comto register.

Several area companies have already signed on to participate in the project: Strauss Co., Cogent Studio, T.U. Parks Construction and Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc.

“The Strauss Co. believes in our public school system and is proud to play a small role in improving one of our community schools,” President John Straussbergersaid in a prepared statement.

Cogent Studio designer Michael Prater said improvements to the facility will aid the teachers at the school.

“We want to make a space that will empower those great teachers to bring the education standards to life,” he said in a prepared statement.

On Aug. 7, the school will host a community celebration and open house to showcase the renovations.

For more information about the school and the event, click here.