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Woodmore K-8 graders move to new school starting in December

Construction moves along for the new school. Construction moves along for the new school.
WOODVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

After one year of construction and a few setbacks due to the heavy winter snow, elementary students at Woodmore Local Schools are on schedule to move into a newly-constructed school building in December of this year.

Middle school students, who are currently housed at Woodmore High School in Elmore, will join the elementary students in the new building.

"I think it will be nice for our students and our parents just to have a designated area for our middle-schoolers," said Superintendent Linda Bringman. "Middle-schoolers were with our high school students, and now they'll have a designated middle school wing for them."

Elementary students will transition into the new classrooms over winter break in December, reporting to their new classrooms in January 2015.

In order to avoid disrupting testing schedules, middle school students will transition into the new building the following school year.

School officials are still working to determine how the bus schedule will operate.

"We're still evaluating that. It looks like we'll have a split time for our students. We'll still have our time when elementary students arrive, and then the buses will go out again and get our junior high students," said Bringman.

In addition to a cafeteria with a stage that doubles as an auditorium and new security features, such as added cameras and a buzzer entrance, each grade level will have its own wing.

Parent drop-off locations will be separated from the bus pick-up locations.

Superintendent Bringman says there's still a long way to go until construction is complete, but in the end, it will all be worth it.

"It's so exciting, because it adds so much pride to our district," said Bringman. "This isn't just a building for our school, it's a building for our community."

The old Woodmore Elementary must be torn down by December 2015. School officials say they plan to hold an event to commemorate the building and possibly give out bricks to community members who would like to hold onto a piece of its history.

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