Roosevelt Elementary School closed after decades of education

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 19:13:35-04

(GREAT FALLS) Friday marked the end of the 90th and final year at Roosevelt Elementary School. Next year, they will be moving to a new location at Giant Springs Elementary.

Roosevelt is currently the oldest operating building in Great Falls Public Schools. The school needed many upgrades and ultimately it was decided that it would be better to move to a new location.

The school held their annual end of the year ceremony today, where awards were presented to teachers moving on in their career as well as teachers ending their career with retirement.

The teachers ended the ceremony with a dance and replacing their Roosevelt Elementary t-shirts with brand new Giant Springs t-shirts.

Every year, the 6th grade students at Roosevelt who will move to a new school the next school year, end their final day at the school with a parade around the halls and out the building to receive their final high fives from fellow classmates and teachers.

This year, since it was everyone’s final day at the school, all students got to receive their final high fives at the school.

Rhonda Zobrak, Principle of Roosevelt Elementary said, “This year we just wanted to make it special for everyone, because of course the kindergarten through fifth graders don’t have that opportunity to come down this set of stairs since it’s their school too. So, we just extended it to include everyone.”

It is not yet known what will happen to the building.

Students will start their next school year at Giant Springs Elementary on August 29th.

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