Hickerson Elementary Receives Playground Grant

KaBoomHickerson Elementary School, located on the Old Manchester Highway, has received a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant to replace outdated equipment on the school’s playground.
The grant, awarded by Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) and national nonprofit KaBOOM! as part of the DPS-led Let’s Play effort, will allow the school to replace two pieces of old equipment with four new pieces.
The grant requires that the school spend no less than $24,000 on playground equipment.
The school’s PTO has raised the remaining $9,000 needed to purchase equipment.
In August, Hickerson Elementary was named a 2015 Tennessee Reward school, ranked in the top five percent of all Tennessee schools for year-over-year progress in student achievement.