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Goodbye, Silver Lea: Last Look at School Building

Virtual tours give one last look at school building that housed Corridor and Yujin Gakuen elementary schools 

It’s time to say farewell to the former Silver Lea Elementary School building, which for the past few decades has housed Corridor and Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School. The Silver Lea building will be removed soon and the new North Eugene High School building will be constructed in its place.

The five-minute virtual tours below have been created to give one last look to staff, families and neighbors who have been a part of Corridor’s and Yujin Gakuen’s history in recent decades—or Silver Lea Elementary School before that—since an in-person commemoration event can’t be held due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Click play and join us for a five-minute tour of each side of the school building. (Videos will play on Facebook.)

Local voters approved a bond measure in November 2018 to fund capital improvements across the district and replace North Eugene High School and two elementary schools with high-quality facilities built for school safety, modern seismic standards, sustainability, and 21st century education.

Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School will move this summer to the Kelly Middle School building, where the middle school grades of the Yujin Gakuen Japanese immersion program are already located. Corridor had been planned to move to a wing of the existing North Eugene High School building, but, facing significantly changed economic circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, the school board decided to close the small alternative elementary school at the end of the 2019–20 school year.

The new North Eugene High School building, an unprecedented investment in the North Eugene region and the first new high school building constructed in the Eugene–Springfield area in more than half a century, will open in 2023 thanks to voters’ approval of the bond measure.

 

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