Open House, 2015

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Monday night was a great opportunity to review the past year at Adams School and get a peek at the upcoming year.  We welcomed individuals, their friends and families and community members to the campus.

A slide show of our year in review ran continuously during the evening.  Updates were reported on :

  • Our tunnel house project by Mr. James Currington, WRC&D, and Professor Khan, Tuskegee Institute.  Our future is looking green !!
  • Claybank 5K and FunRun opportunities
  • A reminder that individuals who are absent, come in late or leave earlier affect our “bottom line”….

Our director, Hannah Parker, recognized Mrs. Cheryl Bell for her 40 years of dedicated service.  Cheryl continues each day to brighten the future for her students.  Mrs. Quida Outlaw was recognized for her contributions to VBAS, she will be retiring at the end of September.  New employees, Deborah Wyzlic and Paul Simmons were introduced.

As always, a delicious hotdog supper was one of the highlights of the evening !

We are looking forward to a great year !!!!

New Friends

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In July, Sikorsky, Troy Operations named VBAS as the charity for their Sixth Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride.  Yesterday they presented us the BIG check….and it is big in every sense of the word !!   The Adams School Family is speechless at the generosity of our new friends at Sikorsky!!

Thank you to Billy Wilson, Manufacturing Supervisor, Josh Cleveland, General Manager, and Kuame Fluker, Human Resources Manager for visiting and touring our campus yesterday

The Tunnel House is Underway !!!

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Construction has begun !! The VBAS Tunnel House Project is officially underway….adding this structure to our campus will give our individuals an opportunity to grow winter greens such as collards, kale and a wide variety of lettuces for personal use, our lunchroom to use and hopefully an overflow to sell to our friends in the community !!!

VBAS is very excited to partner with Wiregrass Resource Conservation and Development in adding a tunnel house to our campus.  Enterprise Rotary Club and Wiregrass Construction have also partnered with us to provide resources.

This project will progress quickly….we will keep you posted !

FYI:   A tunnel house is a tunnel made of a wooden frame and covered with polyethylene. The interior heats up from the sun and warms plants, soil, and other things inside the building faster than heat can escape the structure. Air warmed by the heat from hot interior surfaces is retained in the building by the roof and wall. Tunnel Houses can be used to provide a higher temperature and/or humidity than that which is available in the environment but can also protect crops. This allows fruits and vegetables to be grown at times usually considered off season.