Temporary Crestline school ready for students with video

first_imgKindergartner Jonathan Martinez, 5, looks toward his mother, Esmeralda Martinez, while playing with plastic cubes in his new classroom. In the background, his teacher, Katie Conner, right, talks to his sister Lorena, 16, during the open house for the public to get their first look at the temporary home of Crestline Elementary School. When school opens Wednesday, the Crestline Elementary School community will be reunited under one roof, seven months after a fire destroyed their school.o 4 to 6 p.m. today: Crestline family open house at temporary Crestline Elementary, 18110 S.E. 34th St.o 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3: Groundbreaking for new Crestline at the site of the original school, 13003 S.E. Seventh St.After the Feb. 3 fire, classes were divided by grade level at five elementary schools in Evergreen Public Schools.“The community was torn apart,” said John Deeder, the district’s superintendent. “Now we’re together. We couldn’t be happier. It’s a great facility.”About 500 Crestline students and 50 staff will spend this school year in a temporary school carved from 68,645 square feet of space in the Hewlett-Packard/SEH America building, 18110 S.E. 34th St.Working with LSW Architects and Team Construction, the district has created a welcoming learning environment in the cavernous space that once housed high-tech workers.The public had an opportunity to tour the temporary Crestline Elementary School on Wednesday.“Hi, sweetie!” said Mary Krzysiak, greeting her former student, Kendra Short, 10.Kendra and her mom, Reland Short, were touring the school to see where the fifth-grader would spend her last year as a Crestline Lion.“It feels good because we get to see people from other grades here,” Kendra said.Kellie Morgan, a fourth-grade teacher, was putting finishing touches on her new classroom and preparing to begin her 10th year at Crestline. Like other teachers, she had lost in the fire about 2,000 books and other teaching supplies she had purchased with her own money during her career.last_img

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