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Durham for DSA Advocates for Keeping DSA Downtown

By Matt Kopac and Annie Ambrose Durham School of the Arts (DSA), located on the southeast border of Trinity Park, is a vital community asset in the heart of downtown and an historic campus in sore need of improvement. The

Posted in Advocacy, Education

Plans for Durham School of the Arts

By John Hodges-Copple Today, Durham School of the Arts (DSA) is in a similar situation to that of George Watts in the 1990s; Durham Public Schools has announced plans to build a new campus for DSA three miles north of

Posted in Advocacy, Education, Environment, Health and safety

Highlighting the Value of the TPNA on the 30th Anniversary of Renovating George Watts Elementary School

By Dale Pahl Thirty years ago, the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association (TPNA) completed a multi-year effort to rescue George Watts Elementary School from state policies and local recommendations that threatened its existence.  Completed in 1918, this school is Durham’s oldest

Posted in Advocacy, Community development, Education, Neighborhood concerns, TPNA

Most of Trinity Park to serve as “base area” for George Watts Elementary in 2024

By Steve Unruhe New attendance zones for elementary schools will go into place in the fall of 2024 with the passage of the Growing Together plan by the Durham Public Schools Board of Education. George Watts Elementary will continue to

Posted in Education

Congratulations, Graduates of 2023!

All the 5th grade graduates of George Watts: Alice, Andwele, August, Axel, Britney, Brooklyn, Bryn, Charlie, Christian, Clara, Danny, Eliza Grace, Ella, Elli, Elliott W., Ethan, Evie, Francisco, Grayson, Ishan, Israel, James, Jeep, Jojo, Jon, Jorge, Joselyn, Lia, Lowry, Lucien,

Posted in Education

Earth Day in Trinity Park! 

Clean-Up-Palooza Beautification ExtravaganzaSaturday April 22, 9:00 am – Noon Creek Clean-up

  • 9:00 am: Meet at the Ellerbe Creek Greenway trail entrance on the 800 block of Green St.
  • Bring work gloves if you have them. 
  • We’lll pick up trash

Posted in Advocacy, Education, Environment, Health and safety, Neighborhood Events

George Watts Gets Some Solar Wattage

By Thibault Worth This summer, you may have noticed a strange new object on the George Watts school playground: a pole-mounted array of solar panels. Visible from both Dacian Ave. and Urban Ave., the array will produce solar energy for

Posted in Education, Environment, Stewardship and beautification