Cheatham’s lobby now features a mural created by eighth grader Enrique Soto and painted by Laveen Elementary School District employees Christine Crenshaw, Jamie Steinmetz, and Krista McDowell.

Cheatham’s seventh and eighth grade gifted class proposed the idea as a service learning project to promote pride, beauty, and creativity for the school. Soto’s drawing was selected for its content and detail.

The mural was completed over the spring break and funded by the school’s PTO.