On August 8, Washington Local School District hosted two ribbon-cutting ceremonies to announce the newly-constructed Shoreland Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary. Among some of those present at the ceremony were school faculty, future students, school district board members, as well as Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and State Representative Lisa Sobecki.
The construction of Shoreland Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary was prompted by the district’s overcrowded, outdated buildings. These elementary schools are the first buildings to be replaced by the school district in 60 years. Compared to older buildings in the district, they feature improved safety, greater energy efficiency, better technology, and updated furniture.
Spaces in the new schools are designed to better accommodate the learning of students with diverse needs and allow for increased natural lighting to create a more welcoming atmosphere. Although the two buildings are generally mirror images of each other, Silver Creek is larger and houses two teacher cafes instead of one.
The Washington Local School District is thankful for voter support, which helped approve the bond issue and operating levy used in the construction of these two new buildings. With the finished construction of these two schools, Washington Local School District looks forward to the next phase of its construction projects.