Staff and students prepare to move to new junior high school next semester
LANCASTER EAGLE GAZETTE
LANCASTER - Aaron Henwood is excited to finally have a classroom of his own. He's not new to teaching, but as a teacher at Thomas Ewing Junior High School, he's had to be a "traveling teacher."
"When the situation is there are three science teachers, and just two classrooms, it's hard on everyone," he said. "Now, with the new building, we'll have our own space to work, the kids will have more consistency, and it's all around exciting."
Henwood is just one of many grateful for the new junior high building to open at the start of the next semester. He was joined by well over 500 people at a dedication ceremony for Thomas Ewing Wednesday night, which opened the building to the public as the final stages of construction are wrapping up. The building's cafetorium, a combined cafeteria and auditorium space, was filled.
Lancaster City Schools District Superintendent Steve Wigton addressed the gathered parents, students and teachers, thanking them for coming to the event.
"We're so excited to show off this new school, and we know the kids, teachers and staff are looking forward to starting their next semester here at the beginning of the year," he said.