Residence Park grand opening is Sunday

09/13/2010

September 8, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

Residence Park PreK-8 School grand opening is Sunday

Third new building to open since start of school year

WHO:    Dayton Public Schools administrators   
               Dayton Board of Education members
              Ohio School Facilities Commission representative
               Parents, students, community members

WHAT:    Public grand opening, tours of the new Residence Park PreK-8 School, and community celebration on school grounds with games and refreshments

WHERE:  4411 Oakridge Drive

WHEN:    3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
                Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010

INFO:    The public is invited to the dedication and ribbon-cutting for the new Residence Park PreK-8 School constructed on the site of the former Residence Park elementary and primary buildings at the corner of Oakridge and Elmhurst. 

The dedication program begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by building tours and a neighborhood celebration on the school grounds with refreshments and games for the children.
 
World of Wonder called the former Residence Park campus “home” until staff and students moved to the Cornell Heights building in December 2007, where they remained until the new school was completed.

The new Residence Park PreK-8 School is part of the voter-approved school rebuilding project, which provides the local 39-percent share for construction. The state funds the remaining 61 percent.

About World of Wonder:  WOW became the state’s first conversion charter school in 1999, approved by the Dayton Board of Education.  The school rejoined the district in July 2006 to become part of Dayton Public Schools and is currently known as World of Wonder at Residence Park.

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Residence Park grand opening is Sunday