Dedication Celebration Held at Campbell Elementary

Dedication Celebration Held at Campbell Elementary
Posted on 10/01/2019
From left to right, Board Trustee Page Rander, Campbell fifth graders, Emma Overpeck, Alyssa Catrera, and Victoria Giorno, Board Trustee Scott Bowen and Board President Dr. Laura DuPont.CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PHOTO GALLERY.

School administrators, city officials, parents and students congregated in the cafetorium of Florence Campbell Elementary to celebrate its official dedication on Sunday, September 29.

Following the pledge of allegiance and presentation of colors by Creekside Intermediate students, a number of CCISD officials spoke about the necessity and opportune timing of the new building becoming available.

“I just can’t imagine what Hall Elementary would be like today with 1,163 students since we already had a portable city in the backyard,” said Superintendent of Schools Greg Smith. “Through the CCISD boundary process, we moved the lines from Hall Elementary to populate Campbell Elementary and today, Campbell is sitting at about 650 students.”

The construction of the campus was part of the 2017 Bond program. The CCISD Board of Trustees approved the VLK Architect’s design of the $43 million structure, which can now educate up to 1,000 students.

Principal Erin Tite spoke about how proud she was of everyone coming together to make the school a reality. “Inside our classrooms the learning is already thriving with innovative students who have dreams to achieve beyond our expectations,” she said. “We could not be where we are today without the help of this entire community.”

Travis Campbell, Westwood Developer and son of the school’s namesake, also spoke about how honored his mother, a former long-time educator, would have been to be recognized and remembered in this way. The Campbell family donated the land for the school.

After the presentation and an enthusiastic performance by the school’s spirit team, student leaders like fifth graders Emma Overpeck, Alyssa Catrera and Victoria Giorno proudly toured visitors through their new school.

“In November, we will have our virtual reality laptops set up in one of our labs where teachers can take a virtual reality field trip with us,” said Emma as the group visited the science lab. “We just feel so privileged to get to learn in this school.”

The tour guides also pointed out all of the building and technology aids that are incorporated throughout the school for the students of the Galveston Brazoria Cooperative for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
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