Tomorrow morning, Wilson County school officials will host a groundbreaking celebration for the county’s newest elementary school.

Springdale Elementary is located on Central Pike, just miles away from the massive residential development that’s been happening in the Mt. Juliet area, north of I-40.

Construction crews began working on the school late this summer.  This time next year, the hallways will be filled with more than 500 new students.

While it’s not yet clear how the school district will be rezoned to accommodate the new school, the student body at Springdale Elementary will likely be comprised of students who currently attend Stoner Creek and Elzie Patton elementary schools  Students entering their 5th grade year will be permitted to stay at their current school, regardless of any future zoning changes.

Wilson County Schools Director, Dr. Donna Wright, understands that change is always difficult, but says she hopes parents will be patient as we work through the process, “It’s no secret.  We have more building projects going on right now than we’ve ever had in the history of the Wilson County School System.  This area is growing fast, and that’s exciting!  In fact, I want to commend our County Commission for the excellent job they’ve done helping us fund and manage all this growth responsibly.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 1st, at 8:30 a.m. at 5675 Central Pike.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

While construction crews are busy on Central Pike, a number of other renovation projects started last week.  Work just began at Watertown Elementary, Southside Elementary, and the consolidated Central office building, which will be housed in the old Lebanon High School.