Media Alert: Mural Painting At Hampden Elementary Will Brighten School
Today's Project is Part of Hogan Administration's Maryland Unites Campaign
For Immediate Release Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486
Baltimore, MD (August 20, 2015)
Hampden Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City today will get a new look, thanks to the volunteer efforts of a local artist, Maryland State Department of Education staff members, and children at the school.
MSDE’s Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, led by Assistant State Superintendent Marcella Franczkowski, along with artist Tyler Hudock of WeMural, is creating a mural for the school. It will depict three friends -- a Mustang (the school’s mascot), an Oriole, and a Raven, happily eating lunch together.
Students will take part in the project, helping MSDE staff paint the mural as it is projected on the wall. Principal Khaleel Desaque embraced the project on behalf of all of his students, including those with disabilities who receive special education services at the school.
The mural painting project is part of Governor Hogan’s “Maryland Unites” program. The "Day of Service" initiative is an opportunity for state employees to offer their time and talents to benefit our citizens through community service. State employees will receive four hours of paid leave if they choose to participate and have the option to take part in the agency event or a volunteer activity of their choice.
WHO: Assistant State Superintendent Marcella Franczkowski and MSDE Staff
Principal Khaleel Desaque and Hampden Elementary/Middle School Staff
Artist Tyler Hudock
Hampden Elementary/Middle School Students
WHEN: 12 -2 p.m.
Thursday, August 20
WHERE: Hampden Elementary/Middle School
3608 Chestnut Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
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