(WBRE/WYOU-TV) After nearly a year of construction, the Nanticoke School District is ready to show off its new State of the Art Elementary Center. On Friday Education Reporter Crystal Cranmore had the opportunity to take a look inside the new facility.
Some last minute work still needs to be done to the Kennedy Early Childhood Center in Nanticoke… “We’re going to seed it and plant grass.” and inside the building where workers touched up the walls with fresh paint. The center used to house just second grade. Soon, it is going to be the new home to the districts pre-kindergarten through second-grade classes.
Now that K.M. Smith Elementary School has closed its doors.
Superintendent Ron Grevera showed Eyewitness News around “This is some of the state of the art technology we have in the building… “
Interactive digital boards instead of your traditional chalk boards and a large multipurpose room
“When its cold outside they can do reading in here.” Said Grevera
Or watch films. In the future, leaders hope to provide a community clinic in the nurse’s office for student immunizations.
“We don’t want to see anyone excluded from going to school. So if we can help the parents out by doing it here, that is the step in the right direction” said Principal Valerie Bartle.
The expansion and renovations cost 10 million dollars. The project brings every student and teacher in the district to one campus – making for a smoother transition between grades.
Christina Arasteh was getting settled into her new classroom. She taught at K.M. Smith for 15 years and says it was a community school with spirit “We hope to continue that here at our new building//and continue to make memories”