Wilson County Schools Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Stoner Creek Elementary

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From Wilson County Schools

The NEW Stoner Creek Elementary hosted, on December 11, their official ribbon cutting ceremony for the community. Although the school opened for teachers and students immediately following Thanksgiving break, the December event gave all community members and families a chance to enjoy a ceremonial program to honor all of those who worked so hard over the past 33 months to get this school opened.

The original Stoner Creek Elementary was ultimately destroyed in the devastating March 3rd, 2020 tornado. Prior to this new school opening, SCE students were placed in multiple housing arrangements within other WCS properties until their new school was built. From the moment the storm impacted the school, to the opening of this brand new structure – it was 1,000 days.

The new school has a total of 46 classrooms, an incredible media center and cafeteria. The gym area was the only section of the original school that was salvaged by the storm. It received repairs and somewhat of a “makeover” for teachers and students to enjoy including an updated stage area for performing arts. Also, a brand new playground!

The building – in total with the gym area included – is 116, 065 sq. ft.

Also destroyed in the storm was West Wilson Middle School. That project continues with great momentum and we will provide more updates on the progress of that construction in the coming months.

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