(LEFT) The EMS ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Jim Chadwell, Copper Creek Elementary Principal Amber Beene, and campus elementary students hold red ribbon prior to cutting it on Thursday, October 22, 2020. (Right) Visitors stand inside Copper Creek Elementary cafeteria during the campus' dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD celebrated its newest campus, Copper Creek Elementary School, this week with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Board of Trustees, district and campus administrators, teachers, and students celebrated the district’s 28th campus on Thursday, October 22. The event was by invitation-only in order to follow COVID-19 prevention protocols.
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Copper Creek Elementary, home of the Cowboys, is in north Fort Worth off FM 156 inside the Copper Creek neighborhood. The campus welcomed 400 kindergarteners through fifth graders virtually beginning August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learners finally entered the campus physically beginning September 8, 2020, when the district offered in-person learning in addition to remote learning.
“That didn’t deter the spirit of the Copper Creek administrators, teachers, and staff, who began building the heart and soul of this campus well before we were able to open its doors,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Chadwell about the campus’ delayed physical opening.
At approximately 96,000 square feet, Copper Creek has two stories and boasts 41 classrooms, including two computer labs, a fine arts room, library, gym, cafetorium, and storm shelter. The exterior design reflects the esthetic of the neighborhood in which its located.
The building boasts an energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling system as well as energy-efficient LED lighting. Classrooms with exterior windows have daylight sensors that will automatically dim the space lighting to take advantage of natural light shining through the windows. Oversized windows throughout the building allow natural light into the corridors, too.
“Copper Creek Elementary School is a labor of love that has been years in the making,” said EMS ISD School Board President Steve Newcom. “It started over a decade ago as we built a master plan to prepare for the long-term enrollment growth that was projected for our fast-growth district.”
“Copper Creek Elementary School is a labor of love that has been years in the making.”
- EMS ISD School Board President Steve Newcom