Work on Wylie’s new East Junior High moved at a feverish pace last week with move-in beginning last Monday.
Never fear parents, the school will be ready for the first day on Aug. 21.
“We are going to be ready,” said East Junior High Principal Rob Goodenough. “We are going to make it.”
Goodenough said moving in was difficult as work continued on the outside of the building and on the parking lot, but he said he had so much help that things went better than expected.
“It’s incredible the amount of help we’ve had,” he said. “My staff has been great. All the principles have been here and had their people here. It’s amazing to think that on Monday we were empty.”
Teachers aren’t even required to be back to school until Aug. 14th, and Goodenough said having them back will help a lot.
“Once they are really here, it will move pretty quickly,” he said.
He said the building looks like it is not finished from the outside because cosmetic work continues, but that should go very quickly.
Superintendent Joey Light said the roadwork also is coming along, although much of that is out of the district’s control.
“The developer is responsible for his half of the road,” he said. “We’ve done our half.”
He said the school building is in a unique location because part of the roads around the campus are maintained by the state, another part by the county and a third section by the city.
“It’s kind of a hodgepodge,” he said. “It’s a tough thing.”
See our September issue of Wylie Growl for more pictures of the new school.