By Tim Kowols
Washington Island School District hopes to add a gym to their building in their near future. Currently, students must walk out of the school about 100 yards to the Washington Island Community Center for gym class and athletic events. The project is in its early planning stages, but school leaders are hopeful they will be able to complete the gym with private funds. Superintendent Mati Palm-Leis says it would be a great addition to the school.
Palm-Leis credits special needs teacher Michelle Jordan for spearheading the project, saying it was always a dream of hers for the students to have their own gym. A public meeting with the exploratory committee is planned for next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Washington Island School.