Grand Opening Ceremony Kars on the Rideau Public School

News • Posted by OttawaStart on September 19, 2012

Grand Opening Ceremony Kars on the Rideau Public School
Friday, September 21, 2012
6680 Dorack Drive, Kars
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 11a.m.
Students at the former Kars Public School and the former Rideau Valley Middle School will formally celebrate the merging of their two schools with an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, September 21, 2012, at eleven in the morning.  The new school is known as Kars on the Rideau Public School.
The two schools amalgamated into the same building when an addition was built on the middle school on Dorack Drive.  The addition was built to accommodate the approximately 330 elementary students who were enrolled at Kars. However the new school did not fully merge till this September. The facility now has one principal, one office administration and one name – Kars on the Rideau Public School.

Rideau-Goulbourn School Board Trustee, Lynn Scott, says the new name is the result of community consultation. Together students, staff and community members chose the name with the goal of honouring the traditions of both former schools.

The new school has enhanced kindergarten space, a large gym, is more energy efficient and it is accessible for people with special needs.

Principal, Rick Hagger believes that combining the two schools in one building allows the middle school students to practice their leadership skills while mentoring the younger students.

The ceremony will include several dignitaries including OCDSB Chair, Jennifer McKenzie, Associate Director of Education, Walter Piovesan, Zone 1 Trustee, Lynn Scott and Nepean-Carleton Member of Parliament M.P.P., Lisa MacLeod.

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