Primary grades all under one roof

New primary school in Pea Ridge brings K-2 into one building

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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When students and teachers in Pea Ridge's primary grades head off to lunch or gym class this school year, they will no longer have to be weather-ready. Students in kindergarten through second grade now have their own brand-new building to call home. The 75,000-square-foot school has color-coded halls that correspond with the grade that has its classes in a given hallway. Previously, all elementaryschool students (kindergarten through fifth grade) were educated at the campus near downtown Pea Ridge. The campus had multiple buildings, which required students and teachers to go outside every time they wanted to go to a different part of the school. "You had to put your coat on to go to lunch," first-grade teacher Donna Lillard said.

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