Askew Elementary School’s bold primary colors and collage of stars on the gymnasium walls set the stage Thursday as students, known as Askew All-Stars, led a building dedication ceremony.
The new $27.8 million west area campus opened for the start of the 2018-2019 school year and recently completed construction of a playground and parking lot to finish out the project. Continue reading →
Christmas came early for Askew Elementary School Project Advisory Team members, who got their first tour of their new building Thursday afternoon.
Brightly colored classrooms, a learning commons overlooking the library, and large cafetorium were just a few of the spaces PAT members got a glimpse of during their walk-through, which included a final stop in the principal’s office.
Askew Principal Ebony Cumby smiled as she said she could already envision the exact placement of her new red couch.
Construction at Askew Elementary School is almost halfway done, with roofing, interior steel framing, and door and window frames all complete in the new building.
Additionally, the installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are well underway, with crews expected to begin testing the equipment towards the end of this year, project officials said.
“Things are just coming along great,” Askew Principal Ebony Cumby said. “It’s cool to have the building being built next door, so the kids and community get to see the daily progress.”
Students at Askew and Barbara Bush elementary schools on Thursday got a special visit from children’s book author Susan Edwards and her four-legged muse, Otto.
Edwards, who goes by the pseudonym Grace Birch, treated the students to readings from her book series “The Adventures of Otto Von Schnoodle,” including the latest installment, “Otto Goes to the Dentist.” Students also were delighted to see Otto the schnoodle, who is a schnauzer-poodle mix.