Rededication Ceremony Set for March 3
The 60-year old Margaret S. McWhirter Elementary School is new again.
The doors opened to students for the first time at the newly constructed facility Monday, Feb. 1, when the hallways rang with delight and anticipation as staff and students got settled in the stone and brick building.
A Rededication Ceremony is set for March 3 at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited and former students and staff are encouraged to attend and help celebrate this new chapter in the life of McWhirter Elementary School.
The McWhirter campus has many features to facilitate learning including collaborative areas that are teamed with computer labs enclosed with foldable glass walls to make break-out spaces. Science and art classrooms feature outdoor project areas. The Community Education area boasts classrooms with operable walls that can be used to create custom areas for after-hours adult education activities.
“We are truly the heart of our community,” said McWhirter Principal Dr. Michael Marquez, “We are so proud of our new home and the opportunities we can offer our students and families.” Phase one of the project is complete and phase two will begin soon. The old McWhirter building will be demolished and the area will be repurposed for soccer fields and additional parking for the campus.
The $31 million project is part of the 2013 CCISD Bond program passed overwhelmingly by voters.