RIBBON CUTTING AT JOHN T. WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Fort Worth, Texas - The Fort Worth ISD has officially opened its newest school with a formal ribbon cutting at John T. White Elementary School. White Elementary is one of four brand new schools the District is opening this summer.
Enjoy this video of the celebratory event.
View photos from event.
Located on approximately 12 acres near Loop 820 and I-30, John T. White Elementary will relieve an underserved growing community. The one-story facility addresses the prominent intersection with a welcoming ‘front porch’ that extends from the main entry and provides a protected gathering space. From this covered entry, the larger scaled public spaces are connected to form a vertical, light filled lobby that links the Media Center, Cafeteria, Gymnatorium and Administration areas. The facility faces the main street with a facade that allows for controlled natural light throughout.
There are eight kindergarten classrooms, six 1st grade primary classrooms, 16 primary and intermediate classrooms, and two special education classrooms designed for a student capacity of 650 students. The school is located at 7300 John T. White Road in east Fort Worth.
“The hard work of the Capital Improvement Program staff and the Program Manager and the collaboration of campus staff, parents, contractors and architects have allowed us to complete this quality project on time, while saving significant dollars,” said Interim Superintendent Walter Dansby.
During the celebration Principal JoAnn Dickerson unveiled the new school mascot - The Titans.
"You will be hearing a lot about the Titans," Dickerson said. "We are setting the goal right now to be an Exemplary level school."
Ground was broken for White ES in March, 2010. The cost of the facility was budgeted at $11,876,249.