Stu­dents make move to Wheat­land Cross­ing next week

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

Af­ter months of an­tic­i­pa­tion, Wheat­land Cross­ing School will have stu­dents in its desks come next week.

Golden Hills su­per­in­ten­dent Be­van Dav­erne tells the Mail, that the move has al­ready be­gun, and all they need are stu­dents. “Stu­dents’ first day in the new school will be May 15,” said Dav­erne. “It is re­ally good to see things com­ing to­gether now.”

“We are very ex­cited to get in and get started, the school looks ab­so­lutely beau­ti­ful in­side.”

It has been a long road to get to this point. Ini­tially, they had pro­jected to start the school year in Wheat­land Cross­ing. How­ever, con­struc­tion de­lays, some re­lat­ing to poor weather, pushed back the open­ing. Dav­erne is ex­cited to see stu­dents make the move. “It was im­por­tant for us to get in, be­cause at the be­gin­ning of the year we thought we would have been ear­lier than now,” He said. “We have had lots of par­ents ask­ing when we are go­ing to move, staff has been won­der­ing about our time­lines as well. I think it is good for us to get in and get set­tled, and come next Septem­ber there is no doubt where peo­ple will be.”

The move will also be op­por­tune com­ing be­fore fi­nal ex­ams. “It is far enough in ad­vance to get us ac­cli­ma­tized, and there is lots of space to spread out for Pro­vin­cial Achieve­ment Tests and di­ploma ex­ams,” he said.

He projects they will not have fi­nal fi­nan­cial ac­count­ing for the project un­til the next school year, but he is an­tic­i­pat­ing the project to be within its bud­geted pa­ram­e­ters.

Golden Hills is plan­ning a grand open­ing for next fall.

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