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Thousands tour new Weirton Elementary

Weirton Daily Times photo by Craig Howell  Thousands of area residents were able to get an early look at the new Weirton Elementary School Sunday as part of an open house organized by Hancock County Schools officials. The school is set to open this fall, and will have a dedication Aug. 10.
Weirton Daily Times photo by Craig Howell
Thousands of area residents were able to get an early look at the new Weirton Elementary School Sunday as part of an open house organized by Hancock County Schools officials. The school is set to open this fall, and will have a dedication Aug. 10.

WEIRTON, W.Va. – Area residents received their first official opportunity to get a peek inside the new Weirton Elementary School Sunday.

An open house was offered, allowing those interested to take an early look throughout the classrooms, hallways and other facilities of the school set to open in the fall.

“We’ve had a lot of people come through,” Superintendent Suzan Smith said as she greeted residents coming through the door.

Attendees were invited to take guided tours of the school, led by several of the teachers, or walk the halls on their on with assistance from a handout available at the front door.

“It’s been continuous since 10 o’clock,” Principal Frank Carey said.

He estimated that by 1 p.m. – the halfway mark for the open house – there had been between 2,500 and 3,000 people arriving to tour the school.

Carey, who currently is at Weirton Heights Elementary, will be the head principal at the new school. Andrea Dulaney, currently at Broadview, will be assistant principal overseeing the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade areas, while Stephanie Brown, currently at Liberty, will be assistant principal for second, third and fourth grades…

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