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Dedication of New Wing Finally Brings Northwood Students Together

Northwood ribbon cutting web

Valerie Jefferson, Northwood Academy’s Board President, and son Steven Jefferson, cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new wing (center). They are joined on stage by Northwood students, Northwood CEO Amy Hollister (raised arm) and to the right, Marc Collazzo, Chief of Staff for PA State Rep. John Taylor, and Northwood principals Cindy Carey and Patricia Mychack.

On Tuesday morning, February 5, 2013, Northwood Academy Charter School unveiled their new gymnasium, cafeteria and primary education wing for grades K-3 with a commemorative dedication ceremony. The dedication began with a procession of all 788 Northwood students, faculty and staff members around the back of the school building and up through the front doors of the new wing.

Following the procession and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the K-3 students saw their new classrooms for the first time. The dedication represented a “Coming Home” for all members of the Northwood Academy community.

The school was founded at its Castor Avenue location in 2005, but due to a shortage of space it has been six years since all of its students attended school on this single campus.  The addition has been in the works for four years.