New Doors Open At Wendell Elementary School


By Andrew Reed

Wendell, Idaho (KMVT-TV) It was the first day of classes for students in the Wendell school district.

For one school it was the first day all together.

Wendell Elementary opened its new doors for the first time to students.

Residents passed a 9.8 million dollar bond in 2010 to construct a 60,000 square foot facility.

"The bond was passed in august 2010 and the construction began the winter following in 2011” said Greg Lowe, Wendell School District Superintendent.

Excitement of the new building is being seen throughout the halls.

"From the students, teachers are ecstatic; all of our paraeducators are very excited” said Kevin Rogers, Principal Wendell Elementary.

The school has 27 classrooms, two computer labs, a large gym, library, and music room.

"We had a lot of addition things that we didn't have before in our previous school, we had nine separate buildings a lot of different modular building, three brick buildings. Kids would go outside to get to the library, go outside to go to the gym, different places the music room now were all under one roof” said Greg Lowe, Wendell School District Superintendent.

Phase two of the construction project is underway, 6 classrooms are expected to be completed by mid November.

There are 480 Pre-K through 4th grade students and 45 total staff members.

For everyone, the first day in this brand new building is one for the record books.

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