As I begin my 45th year of teaching, I recognize how blessed I am to be at an amazing new school, Central Elementary. It's so brand new the workers are still completing it. For the first day we had classrooms, restrooms, and a cafeteria that were functional, so we were good to go.
In my career I have opened three new buildings. This is by far the most amazing of any school I have experienced. I want to give you a tour of the building. Because there is still machinery completing the front of the building, I'll wait to post a picture of it.
|The sun shines above the office area.|
The street entrance is to the left
side of the picture.
|This is the view across the front lobby|
to the back entrance. Above you can
see the window looking down from the
second floor. See our cloud-shaped lights?
|This is the beautiful color scheme of the building.|
|Life principles are scattered throughout the building.|
|A colorful bulletin board is by each|
This view is looking down the hall toward the K
and PreK room. Note how the trim near the
|This is the entryway to the Commons. The|
students can slip in and wash their hands in
the restroom before going to lunch. Notice the
girls' side is on the left in this one.
|The boys' bathroom is on the left|
side of the washing station. Note
the little girl in tile. The other side
has a boy, naturally. Lights come
on automatically when a student
walks into the stall area.
|The Tree of All Seasons is in the middle of|
the front lobby. Many 1st-day-of-school
photos were taken here. There will soon be
a wrap-around base at the base of the tree.
|Here's a 2nd-floor view of the mosaic tile|
in the front lobby.