Suncrest Elementary School construction on schedule since 2015 groundbreaking

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Board of Education members for Monongalia County Schools are hopeful students can start attending classes in the new Suncrest Elementary School in the late fall or early winter of the 2016-2017 academic year.

In fact, Ron Lytle, whose professional background is in construction, told WAJR he expects the pace of progress to start picking up.

“Once you get to this point, people start tripping over each other trying to get finished. You have more of a concerted effort on finishing,” Lytle anticipated.

That’s not to say work hasn’t been on schedule.

When students ceremoniously broke ground on the property along Collins Ferry Road, the opening day for the 550 student elementary school was estimated for later this year.

It will include a 5,000 square foot media center for students to do research and collaborate on group projects.

While the school will carry over some energy savings and conversation ideas incorporated at Eastwood Elementary, Suncrest Elementary is designed to strengthen the study of STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, art and mathematics) fields.
“They’re starting to finish and hang drywall and get ready to paint,” Lytle added in his update on Morgantown AM.

The dressing for the front of the building is on order and workers are awaiting delivery.

The school will be a PreK through 5th grade facility which allows Suncrest’s 4th and 5th grade classes to be taken back from North Elementary School.