A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Fieldcrest Primary in Minonk Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the opening of the attendance centers in the school district. Fieldcrest Superintendent Dr. Dan Oakley said with the introduction of attendance centers students will now be able to go to school and learn with the same class mates from kindergarten all the way to grade 12 in high school. Dr. Oakley said the grade school population has dropped from 1300 in 2007 when attendance centers were first considered to 1000 students. Dr. Oakley thanked all those who worked hard to make attendance centers a reality.
Fieldcrest Primary will now hold Pre-K through 2nd grade. Grades 3 through 5 will hold class in Toluca at Fieldcrest Intermediate and grades 6 through 8 will be held in Wenona at Fieldcrest Middle School.
Kimberly McKay cuts the ceremonial ribbon at Fieldcrest South. To the left is Jay Jochums and behind Kimberly is Jay Hurd.
Above Fieldcrest Primary teacher Debbi Klendworth shows a T-shirt for Fieldcrest staff and students which was donated by Jay Hurd and Country Companies. Ms. Klendworth said the T-shirt shows a tree that represents the growth of the student's education. To the right of Ms. Klendworth is Fieldcrest Superintendent Dr. Dan Oakley and Fieldcrest Primary Principal Jason Chapin.
Fieldcrest parents and students at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Fieldcrest South will now be referred to as Fieldcrest Primary.