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It takes an island

Parents, staff and students have been hard at work to give the grounds at Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School a face lift over the last few weeks. From weeding gardens to giving fresh coats of paint to areas in need, the exterior of the school will look a little brighter when students get to the entrance on the first day of school.

Like new

Like new

Jody Weeks, left, and her daughter Taylor Hardy give the hopscotch blocks a fresh coat of paint as father Richard looks on.

Photo courtesy of TARA MCKECHNIE

Weeding the garden

Weeding the garden

First and second grade teacher Emily Mueller Wendell weeds the front gardens.

Photo courtesy of TARA MCKECHNIE

Cameras installed

Cameras installed

Head custodian Dave Pelletier installs new security cameras at the front door.

Photo courtesy of TARA MCKECHNIE