A special dedication was held Oct. 4 at Meridiana Elementary School to celebrate the opening of the school. Over 500 people gathered at the new campus to dedicate one of Alvin ISD’s newest schools. The new campus, located in the Meridiana neighborhood in Iowa Colony, is a 102,346 square foot, 12-acre school. Meridiana Elementary opened its doors in August and houses up to 800 students.
The campus consists of new classrooms, science labs, a cafeteria with a stage, a library, kitchen, a music room, administrative offices, a clinic and a gym. Principal Julie Weiss leads the campus and is excited to have opened this fabulous new school.
“We have so many opportunities at this new school. We have a lot of clubs to join and I’m excited about the computer lab where we get to use technology as a bit part of school,” said 5th grader Alivia Green.
The dedication began with the singing of the National Anthem by two of Meridiana Elementary’s 4th graders, Kameron Boatner and Kaileigh Jordan. Alvin ISD Superintendent Dr. Buck Gilcrease said a few words, followed by Alvin ISD School Board President Cheryl Harris. Representatives from Rise Communities spoke about the wonderful partnership Alvin ISD and Rise Communities, developer of Meridiana, have. After President Harris presented Principal Julie Weiss and students with a special plaque, guests were treated with a wonderful video showcasing the beautiful campus. The dedication was held in conjunction with Meridiana Elementary’s first Open House. After the dedication ceremony, students were excited to show off their new campus and parents were thrilled to meet the teachers and staff of Meridiana Elementary.
The school caters to Pre-K through fifth graders. It is located at 9815 Meridiana Parkway, Iowa Colony, TX.
“The dedication and open house was a great night! I am so honored to be the principal of such a wonderful school and community,” said Weiss.