Recycle yard signs through MMS ‘Art of Politics’ project

Every candidate is a winner with the MMS Art of Politics project!

The May 8 West Virginia primary is over and the yard signs have come down. Now rather than heading to the trash, the ubiquitous signs can take on a new life as garden art through a project at Mountaineer Montessori School (MMS), 308 20th Street.

The community is invited to place unwanted political signs along the front fence of the school, which is located in the South Ruffner/University of Charleston neighborhood from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, now through May 31. Drop offs will be limited to two signs per person.

The discarded signs will be repurposed into works of art by area children enrolled in the school’s seven-week “Campessori” Summer Program in June-July.

“The ‘Art of Politics’ project will involve our students in caring for the environment, inspire conversations about civic engagement and offer a wonderful opportunity for creative expression,” says MMS Director Jennifer Carriger. “We look forward to the signs taking on a new life as beautiful art throughout our community this summer.”

MMS is West Virginia’s original and largest Montessori school, serving 132 students ages 3 to 8th grade. Founded in 1976, Mountaineer Montessori is a pioneer in bringing student-centered learning to the state, and is the only West Virginia school to be a full member of the American Montessori Society, the nation’s foremost Montessori organization.


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