CMSD NEWS BUREAU
Students from Oliver H. Perry PreK-8 School moved just across the property to a new building on Jan. 24.
But the upgrade advanced their educational environment by nearly a century. The school they left behind dated to 1927.
“That really was an old building with old problems,” media specialist Virginia Weedon said. “The media center was boiling hot. Sometimes you had to open a window in the freezing cold, and it was hard to get the window down again.”
Students had waited and watched the construction next door for months, then a weather-related closing pushed back the move-in date another 24 hours.
Jaden, an eighth-grader who has attended Oliver H. Perry since kindergarten, described coming to the new building as “a relief.” The first child through the door, a kindergartner named Makiyah, was awed by what she saw.
“It was amazing,” she said. “I love my new school.”