A contingent of teachers, staff and administrators filled the new media center at Oak Ridge School Jan. 21 to attend the monthly board of education meeting and thanked the board for its support of a recently completed addition. Letters and drawings from students in the second- through fifth-grade building adorned the walls of the hallway leading to the new media center where the board meeting was held.
In the letters, students thanked the board for allocating the $6.5 million to build the addition, which was described by the students with words like “beautiful, amazing, wonderful and huge.”
The board moved the meeting venue from the Dr. Ken Geraghty Administrative Center to Oak Ridge School to showcase the new media center. The media center was part of a larger addition that included six-and-a-half new classrooms (which can be divided into 13 smaller classrooms); an expanded all-purpose room; more kitchen space; new offices for staff, the team leader and principal and a new locked entryway.