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Community Celebrates New Victory Middle School at Ribbon Cutting

Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in this historic event.

August 29, 2016 – Leaders from the city of Meridian and West Ada School District officially welcomed to the community Victory Middle School at a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Friday. The construction of this campus was funded by School Bond 2015, and relieves overcrowding at Lake Hazel Middle School which finished the 2015-2016 school year with an enrollment of nearly 1,500 students but a capacity for only 1,000.

At the start of this school year, approximately 1,000 students are enrolled at Victory. These students have a unique opportunity to be the first class at a new school, setting the tone for future generations who will one day walk the same halls.
“Ribbon cuttings are all about celebrating students and the opportunity our community has provided by supporting a bond,” West Ada Superintendent Dr. Mary Ann Ranells shared. “This provision gave our students more space to learn and make memories.”
This is the third school West Ada has named after the common schools which once served children in West Ada. Victory was named after a one-room school house which served this area prior to the creation of Joint School District Number 2 in 1950. Hillsdale Elementary and Willow Creek Elementary are also named after their historical predecessors.
“The Meridian Historical Society donated a painting of the one-room school house and the original Victory Common School bell to our new campus,” Chief Communication Officer Eric Exline explained. “The painting was displayed at Victory Common School up until the school burnt down in 1948. We are grateful these items were saved so our students and community can look at them in reflection of another time.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Hillsdale Elementary School will be held September 12 at 1:30 p.m.