New Castle News

August 23, 2012

Back To School: Wilmington to start classes Sept. 4


New Castle News

NEW WILMINGTON — Barring any unforeseen problems, Wilmington Area School District students will return to classrooms Sept. 4.

Renovations that have been under way this summer are about 75 percent complete at the high school, district superintendent Dr. C. Joyce Nicksick said.

When school starts, the classrooms and the school offices will be largely completed, but the project will not be totally finished until November, Nicksick said.

The band room is one area that will not be completed as of Sept. 4, she said. The band will occupy the fitness center until the band room is completed in November.

“That’s the last phase,” she said.

“We made the calendar for the 2011-12 year knowing we had a renovation project and Labor Day was early so we decided to have in-service days first and start school on the fourth,” Nicksick said.

Teachers have five in-service days before school starts, beginning  today. They also have an in-service day in October and one  in January. The last day of school for students is June 6, 2013.

Throughout the summer, the superintendent’s and central offices were temporarily relocated to the Pulaski Elementary School, and the middle and senior high offices were relocated to New Wilmington elementary school.

Those will be moved back to their new spots in the middle/senior high building by Aug. 30, Nicksick said.