The new school year is just around the corner. Students in the Golden Hills Regional Division go back to school on Tuesday, September 5 and the new K-12 school at Wheatland Crossing, south of Standard, will be ready for them.
The brand new school finally opened its doors on May 15, taking in the former students of Standard, Hussar, Rockyford and Gleichen Schools.
"There won't be any transition to worry about in September: everyone knows how everything works and it'll be just like normal for students there," noted Bevan Daverne, superintendent of the Golden Hills School Division. "Our enrolment is looking to be very strong and lots of good things happening."
"There's a few little outdoor things that were getting looked at and cleaned up in the summer: some fields being finished and the playground, the final touches and those kinds of things."
While the new school at the intersection of Highways 840 and 561 is ready for its first full school year, Daverne admits much of their concern right now is what to do with the old schools that it replaced.
"We have started some conversations with municipalities, some of the towns and the county, and there is some interest from different groups in some of those buildings," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "We're looking to see how that works out: I think a lot of that will get worked out over the course of this next school year."