Walnut Valley ready for new school year


Walnut Valley students will find many new faces, places and programs when
they start school on Aug. 20.

More than 400 students from C.J. Morris Elementary in Walnut will move to Ron
Hockwalt Academy. The elementary school has been closed while contractors
renovate it.

“We’ll save both money and time by moving the students while we work on C.J.
Morris,” said Facilities Director Jeff Bloedorn.

So the district packed up all the desks, books, paper and pencils to ship
them to the academy. Teachers arrived this week to unpack everything.

WCCR Construction has already begun replacing the facade at Morris
Elementary. Construction should be completed by June.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story SCHOOLS.