It’s a case of out with the old and in with the new.
Staff and students in White Shield will soon being saying goodbye to their old school and entering a brand new one.
“It’s a historic day in our community,” said Wayne Fox, Superintendent.
In 1958, this school was built in White Shield for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Times have changed and now – this school will be the place for nearly 200 students and staff.
“It’s really amazing. It’s almost unbelievable but at the same time I’m very grateful to have a new school for my last year,” said Frederick Fox Jr., Senior.
The superintendent says that the original school was just getting old and couldn’t fit some of the technology necessary for education. After 4 years and 25 million dollars later, the Three Affiliated Tribes built a building almost twice the size with seven additional classrooms including a STEM based room. At capacity the school can hold up to 220 students.
“It gives that feeling of yes, I want to come to school here,” said Fred Fox, School Board President.
In every classroom there is new furniture and the latest technology including an InFocus Smart Board.
“To come to a big school is pretty nice,” said Frederick Jr.
This project will serve more than just Kindergarten through 12th graders. They’ve also added a HeadStart program and that building stands right next to the school.
“We wanted to make sure the next generation and after them had a new school,” said Fred.
Starting in the beginning of November, staff and students will say good-bye to this school and enter a new era for the White Shield Warriors.
White Shield will also be adding a sports complex.
Construction for that will begin in 2019.