Friday, April 18, 2008


Four years ago the school that I had worked in for over 20 years - the school my children had gone to, and my grandchildren were now attending - closed down because mold was found in some of the walls. It was a small community school, less than 200 students in grades k-8. On our last day we waved a tearful goodbye to the students on the busses leaving our schoolyard for the last time and then began packing for the move to a neighboring school 7 miles down the road. Since then we have taught in crowded conditions, held parent conferences in the janitors closet, held classes in the hallway, and tried above all to keep our sense of humor.

Today, we broke ground for our new school, scheduled to open in September 2009.

It's being built on an absolutely beautiful piece of land (thank you Roni!!!)

And a reward for a job well done!


Dandy said...

AWSOME news about the new school!!!
you must have fought a good fight, a new school for 200 kids probally wouldn't of happened up here... Kids from a town 20 miles away are being bussed to town everyday.

It's really hard of the littler kids thats for sure.

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Congratulations! I hope the building of the the new school goes smoothly. Sense of humor, indeed: parent conferences in the janitor's closet??