Heartland Community School is a public elementary and secondary education school located in Henderson, Nebraska, United States. Formerly known as Henderson Community School, its name was changed to encompass a school consolidation between Henderson and Bradshaw. The school has a total of 330 students.
Mid-century modern architecture and art
Built in 1954, the school is an example of mid-century modern architecture. The entrance has a classic V-bar support and the exposed iron beams above the entry to the lobby. The entire lobby is host to the mural The Community Educates Its Children, painted in 1955 by Mary Lou Goertzen.
During the early 2009, a grassroots movement was started to save the mural. The school board canvassed the students and determined that the mid-century modern work was "outdated". While the mural was generating public support, it was disclosed that school board was considering "modernizing" the front entrance and lobby, in particula