Next week, Garfield Elementary and Prairie View Elementary will host 10-year anniversary celebrations.
Student-led tours are scheduled for Thursday, May 19, with Garfield being at 10-11:30 a.m. and Prairie View at 12:30-2 p.m. The public is invited to tour the buildings to see how the schools have transformed and grown over the last decade.
Thanks to Enid voters, with the passing of a school bond in 2010, a new Garfield Elementary was reconstructed and Prairie View was newly constructed to accommodate the growing district on both the east and west sides of town. Construction was completed in 2012 and the schools were opened to students that year.
Dr. Darrell Floyd, superintendent of Enid Pubic Schools, took a moment to thank the Enid community for making this possible and providing these opportunities for Enid students.
“Here’s another opportunity for us to say ‘thank you’ to our community members and taxpayers,” said Floyd. “They say that time flies, and that is so true. I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years since these two campuses opened. But they are still as beautiful today as they were the day they opened. We are so appreciative of the support we enjoy from our businesses, parents, community members, and taxpayers!”
In addition to two new elementary schools, the 2010 bond plan included renovations to all school sites, technology improvements for every school, and new classroom space at Waller Middle School.