It was 2016 when the Sabine River flooded devastating Deweyville and forced all the school classes there to be moved to the Deweyville High School. The Deweyville Independent School District is scheduled to begin classes for the new school year on August 17.
Superintendent Keith Jones said students and teachers will have a refurbished facility at the high school when classes start. The district has redone the HVAC systems for that campus and completed remodeled the building.
Jones is looking forward to the opening of the new Deweyville Elementary School in December. “Right about Christmas time this year we’re going to be moving our pre-K through fifth into a beautiful new facility,” Jones informed. “At the start this year everything’s going to be beautiful and new on both campuses, and the kids really deserve something nice after all they’ve been through, teachers too.”
The more than 200 students in the elementary grades in Deweyville have been attending classes in portable buildings behind the high school the last three years after flooding destroyed the old elementary school which was located east of Highway 87.
The superintendent is excited about the prospects for the students and faculty at Deweyville. “You know we’ve already got the best teachers and coaches in the state, kicking behinds academically, our athletics and band programs are strong, and now we’re going to have the finest facilities anywhere in this part of the state. It’s a good time to be going to school in Deweyville ISD,” Jones exclaimed.
-Dan Perrine, KOGT-