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Alumni invited back to tour Weirton elementary schools before demolition

Updated: Friday, April 4 2014, 05:50 PM EDT
HANCOCK COUNTY, W.Va. - Kids at three Hancock County schools are wrapping up the last year for their schools.

Before Weirton Heights Elementary, Liberty Elementary, and Broadview Elementary are demolished, the school district is giving the public one last chance to take a trip down memory lane.
Alumni will be afforded a final opportunity to walk through the buildings, take pictures, sit in their old classrooms and reminisce about their days of learning and friendship building.
"The voters of Hancock County voted to build a $26 million, 105,000-square foot school," said Frank Carey, principal at Weirton Heights Elementary and future principal of the new Weirton Elementary. "Our school year is almost complete. At the end of April, we are going to be moving out furniture."
Weirton Heights Elementary started as a one-floor building in 1925, and then added rooms during the depression.
"We were separate buildings in the 50s," Carey explained, "and in the 80s, they made this all one school."
Liberty Elementary School, which was built in 1939, and Broadview, which was built in 1954, are ready to open their doors so people can say goodbye before they say hello to the new school.
"All three of us will combine and right now we have 905 children that will be in the new school," Carey said.
Alumni are invited to bring pictures and share with others the experiences in elementary school.
Staff at Broadview, Liberty, and Weirton Heights will open their doors from 2-40 p.m. on Sunday. Weirton Elementary will open in August. The three buildings are slated for demolition in the fall.

Alumni invited back to tour Weirton elementary schools before demolition

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