Archive for September 2007

Neighborhood Picnic Postponed

September 18, 2007

The neighborhood picnic announced previously for September 23 has been postponed, most likely until next spring. We hope to have the event coincide with the arrival of the new playground equipment, but it’s looking like work will occur this winter and early spring. Stay tuned for a new date.

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Steele Lane Elementary on the Rise

September 18, 2007

In addition to the new exterior paint and pavement, Steele Lane Elementary has opened for the new year with remodeled bathrooms, new carpet in about half the classrooms, and new air-conditioning throughout the building. All in all, the school received over $1,000,000 in upgrades this summer.  In addition, test scores shot up this past spring, jumping from 690 to 724 (out of 1000), the first time the school has ever scored above 700.  The school is also starting 2007-08 with approximately 395 students, up from about 340 last year. Some of this is from the closing of Freemont, but Principal Barry Kelly notes that many of these new students are from the existing Steele Lane area. A new portable classroom is scheduled to be added in late September.