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Goodbye Old, Hello New: River Road Farewell Celebration

¡Adios! to River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School’s 1953 building • New school opens this fall

River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School has a long and well-loved history in the River Road neighborhood. Starting this fall, the school will continue in its new building—so it’s time to say farewell to the old one.

Farewell Celebration
River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School
120 Hilliard Lane, Eugene
Thursday, May 25, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

The school will soon move next door into a new high-quality modern school building that is under construction now, thanks to voters who approved the 2013 school bond measure.

To honor the history of the old building before students and staff move into the new one, River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School is inviting current and past students, families, staff and neighbors to say goodbye to their old schoolhouse. Families, alumni, and the whole community are invited to come together for a farewell celebration on May 25.

Please join the River Road community and friends in remembering the past 64 years in the current school building. The new building will have a grand opening in the fall.

Please join the celebration!
Share memories • Snap selfies • See friends and teachers
Walk through the old building one last time!

Questions? Please call 541-790-7200.

RSVP and invite friends

About the new building  

The current school building has served for generations, but despite its long history it is not the original schoolhouse. The original River Road school was built in 1914, burned down in 1926 and was replaced with a new building, all at its original site at 1000 River Road. After the River Road School District merged into the Eugene School District in 1945, the current (third) school building opened in 1953 near the previous building. The new facility will be the fourth building to house the school.

 

 

About the school bond measure

In May 2013, voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed a $170 million school bond measure to provide funding for 4J school improvements, including replacing four of the district’s oldest school buildings with new buildings at the same sites. The bond measure also is paying for improvements at every 4J school, including new student technology, updated instructional materials, security upgrades, building repairs, and more.

The new Howard Elementary School and Roosevelt Middle School opened in fall 2016. The new River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School and Arts & Technology Academy (at the site of the former Jefferson Middle School building) are under construction now and will open in fall 2017. Sustainable building concepts that conserve energy and maximize the wise use of resources are incorporated into every new school building.

About the school bond measure 

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