Pond Gap Elementary, a University-Assisted Community School (UACS), will have a new playground for students on opening day, August 8. The playground, made possible by a partnership between the Pond Gap PTA, Rotary Club of Bearden, and Knox County Schools, will serve the school’s 370 students when they return. Countless volunteers have labored in the heat to make this possible.
As one of the University-Assisted Community Schools, Pond Gap Elementary is near and dear to the heart of Bob Kronick, director of the UACS program. Pond Gap serves a low-income population and this program has enhanced their interpersonal skills, strengthened their critical thinking, and allowed them to succeed more academically than ever before!