The hours add up. Teachers and students spend 6-8 hours each day in school. That’s between 30 and 40 hours each week, just like a regular 40-hour workweek. With so much time spent in a building, it’s critical that the surroundings are safe, functional, and bright. But not many school districts can afford expensive renovations or new construction.


Without funding, many districts are using creative approaches to renovate and retrofit school buildings without spending taxpayer money. Administrators are searching for inexpensive and innovative approaches.


That’s why SportsGraphics is so pleased to bring you a free school makeover guide, chock-a-block with ideas and projects to improve and brighten any school building.


We did all the research, so you don’t have to. SportsGraphics surfed the web, talked to teachers and principals, and brainstormed ideas you can use to beautify your school on a budget. With a little imagination and some volunteer elbow grease, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.


Still skeptical? Don’t be. We’ve thought of everything. Whether you have a couple of hours or unlimited time (who has that?), whether you have a couple of volunteers or a large team ready to roll up their sleeves, you can make a difference.


Think small. Curbs, benches, flag poles, parking lots, walls, and doors all have one thing in common. They simply look better with a fresh coat of paint. Use the leftover to paint new lines in the parking lot. Or buy some chalkboard paint and transform classroom spaces.


Think a bit bigger. Find some unused space outside your building and plant a beautiful flower garden. Or have your students and parents design and build a large vegetable garden to feed the homeless.


Think larger scale. Brighten hallways and gyms with customized wall graphics from SportsGraphics. Boost student safety by adding wall pads and bleacher enclosures.


We hope you enjoy our school make over guide. You’ll find dozens and dozens of projects that are sure to make a difference in the lives of your students and teachers.