Scott County Schools marked an important occasion on May 17, 2018 breaking ground on Creekside Elementary School. Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub and members of the Scott County Board of Education were joined by architect Tony Thomas from Clotfelter-Samokar and Sherry De Hart, project manager with DW Wilburn Construction.
Fourth grade students from Lemons Mill Elementary School shared in the celebration. The group recently finished a project-based learning activity to design their ideal elementary school and were on hand to share a few ideas. “One of our recommendations was to put the stage in the gymnasium. Our school has the stage in the cafeteria, so we are never able to have our chorus productions for the whole school at the same time,” reflected fourth grader Zander Pfost.
His classmate Elizabeth Chaffins wanted to limit disruptions in the library. Superintendent Hub happily shared that both of these things would be accomplished in the design of Creekside. Shovels in hand, Chaffins and Pfost were part of the official groundbreaking ceremony. The fourth grade students wore Creekside Cougar shirts provided by Kentucky Bank.
“We hope that allowing the Lemons Mill fourth graders to be part of the day’s activities adds a new level of learning as they see Creekside in its early stages and can watch as it continues to take shape in the next year,” stated Superintendent Hub.
Nearly 200 students, elected officials, and special guests attended the event. Work at the site on East Main Extended in Georgetown is already well underway in preparation for the school’s opening in August 2019. Creekside will be the ninth elementary school in Scott County.