Cedar Ridge Elementary opens its doors

By: Chris Thomas Email
By: Chris Thomas Email

News 12 First at Five, August 13, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Cedar Ridge Elementary is the first of several planned new schools in Columbia County. It opened its doors to over 750 new students Monday.

Sonya McDonald has been teaching for over twelve years now. It's her first year in Columbia County. She calls the new Cedar Ridge Elementary school breathtaking. She says, "We've got all new school supplies, the desks are new, and we have an all new center for kindergarten, so its been really fun."

The school is an 80,000 square foot facility. This makes it one of the largest in the Columbia County school system. It has close to 800 students. Principal Sarah Walls calls this an exciting time. She says, "It's been great. The parents this morning showed up early, of course, we had a crowd waiting to get in the doors and everybody's excited. I'm happiest. I am so glad to be here and just very proud of this school."

Cedar Ridge comes complete with a state of the art media center and computer lab. Mrs. Mcdonald says this all makes for a great start to the school year. She goes on to say, "To be able to come in and have everything we need more than we need, it makes it easier for students to come in and it makes learning fun for them."


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