Photo courtesy of Dallas ISD.

The students and staff of Geneva Heights Elementary have parted ways with the buildings.

Most of the school, which has been a community for students and staff for over 90 years, will be demolished and reconstructed as part of the Dallas ISD Bond project issued in 2020. The process is estimated to take two years as the district plans for reopening just in time for the 2024 school year.

Students, staff and alumni gathered at the school for the last time on May 27 to say their goodbyes and share memories of the buildings. 

Those who attended the farewell ceremony were given markers to write messages full of thanks and appreciation on the walls of the school, showing the true impact it had on the community.

School for Geneva Heights will pick back up in the fall in the former Jill Stone Elementary School. The relocation site has been prepped and inspected to ensure the safety of the students and staff, after parents had voiced their concerns in February. 

The Geneva Heights rebuild, which was designed by BRW Architects, will include new fine arts classrooms, a gymnasium, a pre-K-5 classroom and an outdoor playground, along with many other new additions. Architects said they would preserve the original 1931 building.

Principal Patrice Lane shared her excitement about the reconstruction as it will create a larger space for the ever-growing student body, ensuring better learning for all. 

For more information and updates on the project, click here.

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