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School having open house

Posted: August 14, 2012 - 3:44pm  |  Updated: August 14, 2012 - 3:48pm

 

Victory Christian School’s students and their families will get their first look at the school’s new space during open house on Friday.

Over the summer, the school has transitioned from its former building to Victory Baptist Church’s Sunday school annex building, both which share the same parking lot and address.

“The preacher offered us this space at the end of the school year, probably about the second week of June,” said principal Dr. Edward Martin.

He didn’t hesitate to take him up on the offer. “The building here is in so much better shape and so much nicer that we decided to jump at the opportunity,” he said.

The school has spent about six weeks doing some remodeling such as knocking out walls to make rooms large enough for classrooms, painting and carpeting. They recently began moving in furniture as teachers are spending this week getting their classrooms ready for the school year.

The new space has all of the things found in its old space including 15 classrooms, a library and offices.

In addition to that, the new space provides an indoor play area for children, located near the kindergarten rooms, and a space that will be used for chapel.

“I think the parents will be pleasantly surprised,” he said.

While it’s the first time the school will use the space as a school, it’s not the first time the space has been associated with the school, said Martin.

It was the school’s first gym years prior to becoming the Sunday school annex.

Before placing down the carpet, they took up the tile that had the Viking head painted on it and framed it, he said.

With school starting Monday, it’s an exciting start to the school year.

“This building provides us with a lot of opportunities, exciting opportunities,” he said. “I’m looking forward to starting the school year.”

Victory Christian, 620 W. Martintown Road, will have its open house at 7 p.m. Friday for its students and their parents.

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