A pair of schools in the Peace Wapiti School Division held their grand opening’s Friday.
Robert W. Zahara Public School showed off their replacement building in Sexsmith, while the Teepee Creek School showed off it’s modernizations.
“I am humbled and awed to stand here before those of you who have worked tirelessly to make this building a reality,” said Lawrie McKeith, principal at Robert W. Zahara School. “I listened, watched, and observed as you all laid out your visions, your dreams, your hopes, and your desires. I was amazed as you all came together with the architects and made this building a reality for the kids that we serve. We have designed a school that is all about doing the best we can for every single one of our kids.”
Casey Brown, principal at the Teepee Creek School, also thanked those who supported the modernization project at the 62-year-old building.
“Our students come from generations of Teepee Creek families…Those traditions are within our walls.”
The Zahara School is for kids from kindergarten to grade six, while Teepee Creek School is for those in kindergarten to grade eight.
Energy Minister and MLA for Dunvegan Central Peace-Notley, Marg McCuaig-Boyd, was on hand for ribbon cutting ceremonies. Grande Prairie-Smoky MLA Todd Loewen was as well.