One Foot Expansion Update: The Neighborhood
ECS Families and Friends,

As you know we are in our last phase of the System Expansion Process.  We will be providing information about the continued vision for our schools, informing you about details for the upcoming school year, and acquainting you with our renovated facility and our Garfield neighbors. This week, our focus is on the Roger's school history and the neighborhood of Garfield.  

As our campus grows from two to three locations, it is important to take a look at the past, and listen to the stories that make up a building and a neighborhood.  These stories add to the fabric of a place, and allow us to construct new memories for the next phase of growth. Let's take a moment to dive into the history of the Rogers building, and share a few of the amazing assets that Garfield brings to the ECS experience.

A little history...
The Rogers School was named in honor of James E. Rogers, who served for twenty years as a member of the Hiland Sub-District School Board. The school, built in 1915 at Colombo Street near North Negley Avenue, was designed by architects Jansson and Abbott. The property encompasses almost three acres. Rogers operated as an elementary school for forty years and consistently had the largest enrollment of all the East Liberty elementary schools. In 1915 the school enrolled 742 students, and in 1953, 900 pupils were enrolled. Rogers closed in 1980 and reopened in 1982 as a magnet middle school for the creative and performing arts.



In June 2009, the Rogers School closed again and the program was merged into Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School located in Downtown Pittsburgh.
In Fall of 2019, Environmental Charter School will expand its campus to the old Rogers School in Garfield which house grades 6-8, approximately 312  students.

We are excited to join this neighborhood and to partner with the amazing assets that lie within only a short distance of the school! If you are traveling through, be sure to check them out!  
Do you work, volunteer,  or support a community non profit that we should connect with? Introduce us!



Next week, we will take you through a wing of the building, and showcase some of the features that make this building an ideal location for our middle grades students.
 
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