Learning doesn’t just take place in the classrooms at Germantown Hills School District #69.
Thanks to countless hours of planning, time, and effort by
many dedicated volunteers, we are pleased to showcase the
latest addition to our school: The Courtyard
Garden, a beautiful, serene atmosphere
that provides unique outdoor educational opportunities for our
students and a place to recognize former students, faculty and
What began as a drab, overgrown courtyard has been transformed into
an amazingly beautiful landscape. Two local, avid gardeners
spearheaded the project, focusing on creating a colorful, functional
space that students can use for hands-on learning. They put their
minds and bodies to work, recruiting friends and family, to help
make their vision a reality. Lots of sweat and loads of compost
later, seven different garden
areas—plus a pond (complete with cascading waterfall and koi fish)
and gazebo—completed the project.
The Courtyard Garden is
an ideal outdoor classroom setting. In addition to hands-on
gardening, students have opportunities to learn the history behind
select plants, discover how ecosystems and life cycles work, and
more. The Courtyard Garden has
been specifically designed to integrate outdoor learning with
classroom curriculm. It is a constantly evolving project that will
provide enjoyment for students for years to come.
Be a part of The Courtyard Garden!
Many people have helped Germantown Hills School District #69
maintain a first-rate learning environment. Maybe you have a
favorite teacher whom you’d like to remember.Or perhaps you have
fond memories of your child’s educational experiences and you’re
looking for a unique way to commemorate the past several years.
A portion of the Courtyard Garden is
preserving the names—and memories—of influential persons through a
series of plaques lining the gazebo, sitting benches, and engraved
pavers topping raised beds. This area honors individuals and
families who have helped make our school district a success,
Current students & their families •
Faculty & Staff of District #69 •
Purchasing a brick engraved with names of important individuals is a
creative, affordable way to immortalize memories while contributing
to the Germantown Hills Educational Foundation. If you would like to
honor someone who has made a difference in our school district,
please contact the Superintendent’s office at 309.383.2121 or visit
our website at http://ghills.metamora.k12.il.us today.
Give a local hero a unique gift—a permanent place in our Courtyard Garden!