Port Clinton City School District celebrated the opening of the renovated Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary with the community on Saturday, Jan.12, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House. Members of the Brownie Troop 10862 helped to open the new building by cutting the ribbon and opening the doors for the community tours.
Over 100 people attended the Open House to see the renovations that allow more natural lighting, the latest classroom technology, and child-friendly design for students in grades three, four and five. Bataan Intermediate Staff and students helped in the ribbon cutting ceremony and tours along with the Port Clinton Board of Education.
Mr. David Belden, President of the Port Clinton Board of Education, shared the words of D.D. Sims, who was the Port Clinton City School District Superintendent the day of Bataan School’s initial opening in January 1958. He shared the following words from Sims, “Today we proudly present to you the new Bataan School. We believe that all of you can point with pride and say,’This is our new school’.”
The first day for students at the new building was Friday, Jan. 4. This is the third and final building to be opened completing the three year construction project. The entire project, supported by the community, built a new Middle School on the high school campus and the addition and renovation to Bataan Memorial Elementary School. Bataan Primary is for students in grades pre-school through two and Bataan Intermediate is for students in grades three through five.