Dallas ISD Officials and Seagoville Community Leaders Celebrate Construction of New School
Topping out ceremony spotlights progress of new school scheduled to open in August 2012
DALLAS — Dallas ISD officials joined students, parents and community members at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, at 1906 Seagoville Road for a topping out ceremony for Seagoville North Elementary School.
The ceremony included the signing of the final roof beam to be placed in the building under construction at 1906 Seagoville Road. Situated on 10 acres, the new two-story school will open in August 2012 with 39 classrooms—including technology classrooms, a performance room—and softball, soccer and football fields.
Senior Executive Director of the Northeast Elementary Learning Community Lisa DeVeaux opened the celebration followed by a flag presentation by the Seagoville Middle School Color Guard. District 4 Trustee Nancy Bingham acknowledged the growth of Seagoville and emphasized the importance of cooperation between the school district and the city in paving the way for the new school and its students. “While the creation of a new school building is quite an accomplishment, it’s really just a start,” Bingham said. “When the new Seagoville North Elementary School opens next fall, I encourage the community to keep that spirit of cooperation alive for the benefit of the students.” Seagoville Mayor Sid Sexton and Phil Greenawalt, Executive Director–Seagoville Chamber of Commerce, addressed the investment made for Seagoville students to expand into the new school.
A student ensemble from Richard Lagow Elementary School performed Tomorrow Needs Us followed by Construction Services Project Manager Larry Zerby, who reviewed the scope and features of the project. Students from Central, Kleberg, Lagow and Seagoville elementary schools joined program participants in a ceremonial signing of the beam.
Seagoville North Elementary, valued at a cost of $22.4 million, is scheduled to open August 2012 and will serve approximately 821 students in pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Seagoville North students will later attend Seagoville Middle School and Seagoville High School. The 106,462-square-foot facility will be an environmentally sustainable school designed and built according to a code of environmental standards developed by the Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools.
Seagoville was founded in 1876 with a dry goods store and grocery. Once dubbed “Small Town U.S.A.” by an U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office, residents say the thriving suburban community of 15,000 still retains its hometown pride.
The next event related to the 2008 Bond Program will be the dedication ceremony for George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 9, at 3939 Spring Valley Road in Addison, TX.