Pencil molds at elementary school are painted several different colors

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 September 2017 at 10:18 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The new giant pencil molds in front of the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School have added colors in the past week. The pencils have replaced the crayons that included character traits.

There will be two purple crayons across the front doors of the school. They are still to be painted. The blue pencils are lined up with the doors for the kindergarten wing. The red pencils are at the nurses wing, and the green pencils will help students quickly identify a mixed wing of classrooms.

The school district wanted to continue with crayons but the molds for those are no longer available. The pencils won’t have character traits painted on them like the crayons, shown below. There were eight crayons. The top photo shows 16 pencils. There will be at least two more pencils that will be painted brown.