The future is bright for Eagle Home School.
The local organization has been educating children in a Godly living environment for more than 35 years, and although homeschooling does not require the use of a school building Eagle has grown to need a space.
Since the fall of 2019, Eagle has been using the gymnasium of the former Rienzi Elementary School, but a lot of work must be done before classrooms and other parts of the building can be used.
In hopes of raising money to support facility renovations, the home school will host their Mega Yard Sale on Saturday.
The sale will take place at the former Rienzi school at 21 School Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The yard sale will include clothing, games, books, toys, household items and furniture. A bouncy house, slide, games and face painting will be available for kids to enjoy. A car wash will take place and food including burgers and hotdogs will be offered.
“The old Rienzi school has been sitting empty since it closed in 2016, but we are excited to be bringing new life to this wonderful facility,” said Eagle Home School President Bevin Wilder. “The yard sale will hopefully help us raise funds to renovate the vacant building. Even though Eagle is not a school, the use of this facility will allow us to continue to fulfill the purpose of encouraging and enriching the experiences of homeschooling families in the area.”
According to Wilder, Eagle Home School is renting the school complex from the Town of Rienzi.
“We are working together with the town to make sure that the facility is maintained,” she said. “Eagle has been using the gym for its sports program for a few years now, but we are eagerly anticipating moving enrichment classes and our curriculum library as well as other programs into the school building this fall.”
A clean-out has already begun at the facility and some repairs have been completed, but Wilder said much is left to be done.
“Plans are in place for fresh paint and new flooring, updated bathrooms, furnishings and the addition of dividing walls in some classrooms to create more rooms,” said the president. “There are also renovations underway at the playground.”
For more information, visit eaglehomeschool.com