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New Eureka Elementary rises up as construction continues

By: Bonnie Krueger

Construction continues on the new Eureka Elementary.

Rockwood’s newest school, the 108,000-square-foot Eureka Elementary is rising up just east of Six Flags. The school will accommodate about 600 students.

“All the structural steel is up and the building footprint is evident,” said Rockwood Facilities Director Chris Freund. “The kindergarten wing is enclosed with brick and you’ll see windows in there shortly.

“Our goal is to get it under roof as soon as possible, heading into the winter months. We’re still projecting to be complete by the middle of next summer. A June finish date is our goal.”

District officials are planning to open the new building for the 2019-2020 school year.

Eureka Elementary Principal Lynn White said, “We are excited to move together to a larger building which will include innovative learning areas and collaborative spaces. Our staff and community put a lot of time and consideration into the design process to create a school that will meet students’ needs now and in the future.”

The new Eureka Elementary School will sit on 13.5 acres at the intersection of Rockwood Arbor Drive and Workman Road. It is the district’s first new school building since Fairway Elementary in 2004.

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