King School celebrates Deer River community at grand opening for public

by Barbara Cameron

Janice Burch’s students prepare to perform the school song for their audience during the open house. Photo by Barbara Cameron

It was the evening of Sept. 21, the beginning of fall, but the mood was still summer, and some 300 kids, parents, teachers and various community members came together at an open house to celebrate their newly renovated and expanded building. A lot has gone on since the school bond referendum which made it all possible. That 68 percent “Yes” vote in 2015 initiated a $10.5 million construction project.

Visitors were welcomed at the entrance table and given a program with the building layout and the stops along the self-guided tour route. After punching your program at all the stops, you could enter the drawing for a trampoline donated by North Homes. (The winner was Elliot Gillis.) Teachers in the new early childhood wing were posted at their doorways, ready to invite parents and community into their rooms. Some dads carried youngsters on their shoulders, some elders navigated with walkers and some folks were visiting from nearby communities to see what was happening.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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