Tuesday December 27, 2011

Community

Chalking Up Changes

New Rosedale Traditional Elementary School set to open January 3

Staff/Voice photos

 

The tennis courts at Rosedale Middle as they looked late last summer before repaving was done during construction of the new school.

 

ome people who went to the school in decades gone by, may see it as demolishing old memories, but students from two Chilliwack schools are readying to make their own memories in the brand new Rosedale Traditional School set to open January 3rd 2012.

 

Rosedale Middle and Rosedale Elementary have been amalgamated under one roof at the Middle School location on Yale Rd. E. called Rosedale Traditional School.

 

The school will be teaching kids Kindergarten through Grade 9. Rosedale Middle was once a Jr. High for grades 8-10 and later the District switched to grades 7-9.

 

The new building is 7,500 m≤, and features wider halls with lots of lockers. There are seats for 510 students and 70 more can be added as the community grows. In addition to a modern building with wide halls and lots of lockers, there are two soccer fields, a refurbished gymnasium, a newly resurfaced basketball court and three full-sized tennis courts.

 

Former students clinging to memories of their early years at Rosedale Middle School can take a few last looks at the building before itís scheduled for demolition sometime in January. Rosedale Elementary is also slated to come down sometime early in next year as well.

 

Last September, Rosedale Elementary students and staff said their farewells to the old building in a ceremony with many previous students in attendance.

 

For those who havenít been out to the old school in awhile, here are some photographic mementos taken last September to help you reminisce.

 

 

See more photos below.

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The end of the gallery. Thanks for looking.