New Como Pickton elementary school opens
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

August 25, 2006 - On Monday, local students, parents and the community will get the first glance at the new elementary addition at Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District. 

The official grand opening ceremony will be conducted during the Meet the Eagle night activities which begin at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The special service, which will include a dedication by the local Masonic Lodge, is expected to last about 30 minutes.

Afterward, everyone is invited to walk to the far end of the campus to tour the new elementary facility, which includes four additional classrooms, an office area complete with principal and secretary's offices, a conference center as well as an elementary cafeteria and library.

"One of the main features of the evening will be a grand opening of our newest facilities with a dedication by the local Masonic lodge," Superintendent Bryan Neal said earlier this month. "All members of the public are welcome to attend, to celebrate with us what we are doing for our children and communities, and to tour the new facilities."

Tours will be offered until 8:30 p.m. at the new campus, where elementary students will also have the opportunity to drop off school supplies for the upcoming school year, meet their teachers and become better acquainted with the new facility and new year's class schedules.

Meet the Eagle night would not be complete without an introduction to the current sports teams, including all football and volleyball athletes. Parents and students will also have the opportunity to pick up 2005-2006 annuals ordered last year.

A light supper of hot dogs and fruit, most likely watermelon, will be served free of charge for those attending the Meet the Eagle night activities.

Students won't report back to class until Sept. 5, the day after Labor Day, while teachers and C-P staff will be reporting for duty on Aug. 28-31 for staff development excises.

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