After months of fundraising and a summer of construction, teachers, students, parents and neighbors will celebrate the bright new version of Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School school’s sculpture, Nut and Bolt, on Friday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m. The school is located at 121 McMechen St.
Francine Marchese, a longtime teacher and early childhood education leader, has been selected to lead the Bolton Hill Nursery starting in July. She replaces Beth Casey, the school’s executive director, who is retiring.
Bolton Hill Community Association’s board has voted to oppose the fast-track effort by Baltimore City Public Schools to close Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School on Bolton Hill’s western border at the end of this school year, June 15.
The idea for the garden grew out of fear that the Chesapeake Bay Trust would decline the Watershed Assistance Grant request for $75,000, from the school Parent Teacher Organization, for a major de-paving and greening of the Mount Royal Elementary/ Middle School yard on McMechen Street.
That declaration acts as a preface to BHCA’s new strategic plan for Bolton Hill, the first such document in 15 years, intended to guide the association in establishing priorities and interacting with city government and private interests. The 21-page plan was unanimously adopted by the BHCA board at its April Zoom meeting.