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Bear Creek School Dedication Ceremony and Community Open House Rescheduled For November 20

Nov 15th, 2011 | By | Category: News

November 15, 2011— Elizabethtown Area School District has announced the reschedule date for the Bear Creek School Dedication Ceremony and Community Open House. The special event is planned for Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. (originally scheduled for Oct. 20 but postponed due to snow). The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony and take part in guided tours of the facility immediately following the ceremony as part of the open house. Light refreshments will also be served. The school is located at 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

The two-story, 150,000-square-foot elementary school opened for students in September 2011. It currently serves over 900 students district-wide in grades 4-6. The facility was built on the 33.8 acre district-owned Bear Creek Farm in Mount Joy Township. With the opening of the school, classroom capacity issues at all district-run schools were immediately improved to the benefit of our student body K-12.

“We are very excited and pleased to invite the greater-Elizabethtown Community to this special celebration of our newest school building,” said Jamie Rowley, school board president. “The opening of this beautiful facility is an exciting time for our students, parents, teachers, staff, board members, and community, and would not be possible without their tremendous support.”

School district officials including board president Jamie Rowley, vice president Terry Seiders, and interim superintendent Michele Balliet, along with students, parents, faculty and support staff members, and construction partners will participate in the dedication ceremony. For information, contact Troy Portser, director of school and community information for the district, by email at or by phone at (717) 367-1521.

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