Before it was an Elementary School, Gardner’s Elm Street School was Gardner High School

Packing starts in earnest at Elm Street and Waterford Street Schools in Gardner MA

Mark Hawke
Mark Hawke

Chairing the School Building Committee Mark Hawke stated that packing started in earnest on June 15, 2022. “At Elm Street School we filled 2 dumpsters.  Waterford filled 2 dumpsters.  They will both be emptied tomorrow and/or Friday, so we can continue cleaning out.  

I was somewhat surprised at the success we had in cleaning out all the classrooms and packing, and I’m gonna say, somewhere in the vicinity of 80 to 85 percent of the classrooms are clean, green, ready to go.  All in all, things went fairly well. “

Christina Thomas stated, “I want to send a huge thank you to the high school and middle school faculty and staff who came to our aid today.  It was very touching to have them come in and help move. And pack, and carry. “ It is reported that even the Superintendent of Schools Mark Pellegrino assisted in the moving.

Earl Martin
Earl Martin

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Mark Hawke said, “Everyone who wasn’t at Elm Street or Waterford street which included Cathy and Joyce and Mark Pellegrino, myself, and everyone at Central Office, and the High School and the Middle school were dispersed and sent to all the other classrooms to assist in any way possible.  So we got a great deal done in one day., a surprising amount done.”

Earl Martin, “I should second all that, it showed the character of the School District as one that values team and helping each other out. Thanks to the Central Office and all the schools for helping out.”

Gardner MA Teamwork