A message from MERIDIAN JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT 2
The new school will open with kindergarten and first graders living in the Lochsa Falls square mile
After a successful bidding process that will allow the school district to build the first phase of Willow Creek Elementary, the new school will open next fall with classroom space to serve all of the kindergarten and first grade students living in the Lochsa Falls square mile.
In addition, the school will have a computer lab, multi-purpose room/cafeteria, computer lab, a Special Education classroom, and central office space. In the fall of 2014, additional classrooms will open to serve the school’s students as they move up in grades.
Ultimately, the school will be identical to other recently built schools like Paramount Elementary, Hunter Elementary, and Prospect Elementary.
The school’s attendance area is the square mile in which the building sits. The northern boundary is Chinden; the western boundary is Ten Mile; the southern boundary is McMillan; and the eastern boundary is Linder. Nearly 600 elementary age students live in this square mile currently. For the foreseeable future, the students who will attend Willow Creek will be able to walk to their neighborhood school.
Questions and Answers about Willow Creek Elementary
Q. How many students will the school hold?
A. Like most of the distrtict’s other elementary schools, Willow Creek is designed for 650 students.
Q. What programs will Willow Creek offer next year?
A. The programs that all our schools offer – music, physical education, computer lab, library, general education and special education.
Q. Will the school have an office?
A. Yes, and a secretary. The principal, Melanie Koch, has already been hired. She is currently the principal at Linder Elementary
Q. Will the school have its own safe school assistant, counselor, custodian, librarian?
A. Yes, the school will be staffed like our other elementary schools.
Q. What if I have an older student who attends Paramount Elementary. What are my options?
A. You can choose to have your older child attend Paramount Elementary and your kindergarten or first grader attend Willow Creek, or you can elect to have both of your students attend Paramount. Once the additional classroom wings have been added and the school is able to serve students in grades K through 5, all students who live the square mile where Willow Creek is located will attend the school.
Q. Will the school have a gymnasium?
A. The school will open next fall with a combined cafeteria/mulit-purpose room for P.E. Construction on the gymnasium, music room, stage, and full cafeteria will be the next phase of the project. This phase will be completed during the 2013-2014 school year.
If you have questions, please contact Eric Exline, Director of Community Relations, at email@example.com.
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