Nearly 30 students, staff, parents, even former students volunteered their time Oct. 12 to help spruce up the inside of Argyle Middle School, Silver Spring.
The group held a painting party, coloring the cafeteria walls with the school’s colors, purple and teal.
“Students, staff and families have been painting, mulching, painting murals and doing all sorts of amazing things on campus,” Peter Daddone, the school’s magnet coordinator said in an email.
Argyle is a Middle School serving as a technology magnet. Part of the volunteer beautification program is to upgrade the facilities to compete with the newer buildings of [A. Mario] Loiederman and Parkland, the two other middle schools in the magnet consortium, Daddone wrote in his email.
In addition to the cafeteria, volunteers are working to paint the halls and stairways and the walls of an outside courtyard.
One former student, Steven Pugh, now a ninth-grader at Wheaton High School, told Daddone that it feels good to support his old school. He said he was just returning the favor to a school that supported him.