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Keller ISD School Installs Big Slide as a Fun Reward for Students

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Keller ISD has installed the perfect reward for Parkwood Hill Intermediate School students. At this bright and colorful school, students are divided into “houses” (like Harry Potter) and each house works hard to obtain goals throughout the year. One of the rewards will now be a trip down the big, spiraling green slide that zooms down from the second floor to the first.

According to WFAA, the slide cost $18,600 to install, and it was paid for through donations and fundraising efforts. “I think it’s a great idea. It kind of represents our school as a fun school,”  sixth grader Aabha Shrescha told the news. Students also take a first and last ride in 5th and 8th grade as a sort of rite of passage.

On the Parkwood Hill Intermediate School Facebook page, parents are praising the school’s sense of excitement and dedication to making their students’ middle school years memorable. The staff is also thrilled to start the new year with the slide. “This is not simply a slide. It’s joy. It’s community. It’s connection. It’s childhood. It’s a ‘ride’ of passage! This is the Parkwood Hill we share. Welcome to our house,” they wrote alongside a photo of the green spirals.