Outdoor classroom nears completion

There's good news for the students at Glen Iris Elementary. Construction picked up Friday on an outdoor classroom. Rain this week delayed work, but principal Michael Wilson expects to have it finished now no later than Tuesday.

The outdoor classroom will boast a pond, a gazebo and gardens. Wilson says each grade level will decide what plants it would like to grow. He hopes the completion of the garden will motivate students to work hard and pursue their dreams.

"You have to have high expectations and whatever your dream is, if it has purpose and you have faith, then you put good work with that can happen," Wilson says.

The school will dedicate the outdoor classroom during orientation on August 19. {}{}