The Woodburn School District will celebrate the opening of the new Success High School on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the celebration at 1316 Meridian Drive in Woodburn. The schedule for the event is as follows:
6:30 p.m. Welcome – Superintendent and Board
6:35-6:45 p.m. Design presentation – Opsis Architecture and Energy Trust of Oregon
6:45-6:50 p.m. About Success – Principal Jennifer Dixon
6:50 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Superintendent, Board and Success Staff and Students
7:00-7:30 p.m. Refreshments and Self-Guided Tours of Success High School and the new Welcome Center/District Office (1390 Meridian Drive)
“This will be an exciting event for our students, staff, and our community,” said Superintendent Chuck Ransom. “There’s much to celebrate in the completion of this project and we are extremely grateful to the community for its support to be able to do so.”
The new Success High School is one of several bond funded projects supported by the community in 2015. A groundbreaking was held on November 8, 2017 to kick-off construction and was completed in time for the 2018-19 school year.
The school will serve students in grades 10 through 12 participating in the Woodburn School District’s alternative education program, and was designed and built to be environmentally conscious. A solar array has been installed on the campus to provide all of the energy needed for the new building, as well as provide educational opportunities for students.
Students at Success complete the same high school graduation requirements as any other Oregon high school and earn a standard high school diploma. Using state benchmarks, teachers design lessons and projects that allow students to demonstrate their skill in a competency-based classroom.
Voters in the Woodburn School District approved a $65 million bond in May 2015 to fund additional space for students, major repairs and maintenance to schools, improvements to security/technology systems, and accessibility. These projects are scheduled on a five-year timeline through 2020. For more information on bond funded projects, please visit http://www.woodburnsd.org/bond-updates/.