New Primary School
Following a two-month submission period by the community, families and students, Wimberley ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the new campus, Blue Hole Primary School, as an homage to the beautiful natural swimming hole in Wimberley that is surrounded by 126 acres of natural forests and native grass fields. The new campus is a One Water school, protecting and conserving the iconic, deep Blue Hole, Cypress Creek and the Trinity Aquifer. In honor of a former WISD principal Tucker Blythe, the Trustees voted to name the primary school's gymnasium, Tuck Blythe Gym. The Trustees reviewed nearly 300 submissions.
Wimberley ISD Board of Trustees officially broke ground at the site of the District's future primary campus on the corner of Ranch Road 12 and Winters Mill Parkway on Monday, July 29, at 5 p.m. The new, approximately 90,600-square-foot campus is slated to open in the summer of 2020 ahead of the academic year. The $31.3 million bond project, given the go ahead by Wimberley residents in May 2018, with a capacity of 800 students in pre-k through second grade with 40 classrooms, a gymnasium, a library, a cafeteria and several smaller reading and math intervention classrooms.
The new school has garnered a lot of attention as it will also be the first One Water Campus in the state with plans to include rainwater and HVAC condensate collection together with wastewater treatment and reuse in the construction of the new school, focusing on conservation of natural resources, green storm water infrastructure, open space preservation and education.
"We're excited to get this project underway, and are really looking forward to that first-day of school experience for all our younger students at this spacious, state-of-the art, green campus, in a little over a year from now," said Dwain York, Wimberley ISD Superintendent of Schools.
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