Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School’s teachers and staff are boxing up classrooms and preparing to move into their new — but temporary — home.
Furniture, classroom equipment and other necessities will be taken to the 32-room transition school between J.P. Ryon Elementary School and John Hanson Middle School in Waldorf, where Mudd will be housed for two years while its building is renovated.
The renovation starts this month and is expected to be complete for the opening of school in August 2019.
Cleaning out Mudd for the construction to start has been a process. “I found a microscope in a wooden box,” said Kim Daniel, a science teacher at Mudd. “The microscope was rusty.” She wonders if the equipment was new when the school opened in 1967.
She also tackled the “scary closet.” It was a classroom closet that was jammed packed with items collected over 50 years and stored away. As of Wednesday afternoon, Daniel was taping shut the 101 packing box. She is looking forward to teaching at the renovated school. “It’s going to be great,” she said.
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