Pub­lic in­vited to see new school

Graysville Ele­men­tary School will hold ded­i­ca­tion, tours of new wing on Jan. 10

The Catoosa County News - - FRONT PAGE -

Su­per­in­ten­dent De­nia Reese and the Ca­toosa County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will ded­i­cate Graysville Ele­men­tary School to the com­mu­nity on Thurs­day, Jan. 10.

Changes at the school were aimed at im­prov­ing in­struc­tion space and safety for stu­dents.

The old part of the school, which was nearly 70 years old, had pod class­rooms that didn’t fa­cil­i­tate in­struc­tion very well.

That part of the school was re­moved and a new wing added.

The school also has a new en­trance de­signed with se­cu­rity in mind.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Reese said, “The new con­struc­tion for Graysville Ele­men­tary School ac­com­plishes the board’s com­mit­ment to pro­vide safe and eq­ui­table fa­cil­i­ties for our stu­dents. This project was funded with ESPLOST V pen­nies.

“We are so grate­ful for our cit­i­zens sup­port for ESPLOST to pro­vide ex­cel­lent schools for our chil­dren, and we will ded­i­cate the new build­ing to the com­mu­nity and pro­vide tours on Jan. 10, 2019.”

The ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony will be­gin at 6 p.m. in the gym­na­sium, with a re­cep­tion fol­low­ing. For com­mu­nity mem­bers who can­not at­tend the ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony, there will be stu­dent-led tours of the new build­ing from 6:30 p.m. un­til 7 p.m.

Mrs. Reese said, “The GES fac­ulty and stu­dents are so proud of their new school, and they are very ex­cited for their fam­i­lies, friends, and the com­mu­nity to visit on Jan. 10.”

“The board of ed­u­ca­tion is com­mit­ted to fa­cil­ity eq­ui­tabil­ity,” says Su­per­in­ten­dent De­nia Reese, “be­cause they un­der­stand that par­ents want the school their child is zoned to at­tend to be eq­ui­table with all the other schools in the county. The new de­sign for Graysville will im­prove safety and aca­demic achieve­ment while pro­vid­ing fa­cil­ity eq­ui­tabil­ity.”

De­nia Reese

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