Old School Traditions.
New School Vision.
Through the generosity of the Howland Stadium Foundation, local businesses and the Howland Board of Education’s direction of permanent improvement funds, the school district will soon begin making improvements to its facilities.
The Howland Stadium Foundation has successfully raised nearly $327,000 for stadium improvements to include the installation of artificial turf. In recognizing the significant, long-term cost savings associated with artificial turf over natural grass, Howland Schools is committed to raising additional funds to complete this project in adherence to the district strategic plan.
The district anticipates an annual savings of more than $100,000 in materials, resources and labor related to the operation and maintenance of the current fields. This equates to more than $1 million dollars in savings over the life of an artificial turf field. The district will allocate an annual percentage of those savings to the turf project and future stadium and campus improvements.
The Howland business community has long supported students in the Howland Local School District. The district is also working to secure new video boards, which will allow businesses to continue their support of our students and schools in a more visible manner. Business owners, who choose to buy ad space on the video boards, will reach over 70,000 people who enter through our gates and doors each year. The video boards will also allow for our video production students to gain valuable hands-on experience in media production and advertising. Our fans will also enjoy a more engaging experience during their visit to our stadium and high school gym.
Howland Schools has identified a number of other projects its hopes to tackle in the future. Over the course of the next several years, the school district hopes to construct a performing arts auditorium and make security enhancements to the Shaffer Avenue parking lot, which is adjacent to the high school’s main entrance.
Partnerships Advocating and Working for Students (PAWS) was organized in 2019 to provide Howland Schools funding to make districtwide upgrades to facilities that will support students, programs and initiatives. The goal of PAWS is to increase school pride and enhance student experiences through facility updates in athletics, art and technology. Additionally, PAWS works to foster and enhance collaboration between Howland Schools, the Howland community organizations and local businesses.