Hastings Elementary Bids Farewell to Original Building

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Duncanville ISD – When Hastings Elementary students and staff walk out the door in a couple of weeks after school ends, they will never see their beloved campus the same. All school activities are moving a few feet east into a new building and the old one will be torn down this summer.

Old Hastings to the right and new building on the left. Duncanville ISD Photo

Old Hastings to the right and new building on the left. Duncanville ISD Photo

Voters overwhelmingly approved a $102.545 million bond in November 2014, making it possible for the Hastings family to call a new building home when they return to school in August. To say farewell to the original Hastings, which was built in 1968, administrators have planned activities for the last full week of school.

Several events are scheduled leading up the close of school and the demolition of the current facilities.

Monday, May 23

  • Panoramic picture with current faculty and students, 9:00 a.m.
  • Pre-K – 2nd grade balloon release in the courtyard, 1:00 p.m.
  • 3rd and 4th grade balloon release in the courtyard, 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24

  • Evening Farewell Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25

  • Time Capsule Ceremony, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 26

  • Writing on the walls of Hastings Elementary, 2:00 p.m. (Students and staff will have an opportunity to write goodbye messages on the walls of the old school. 

Friday, May 27

  • Field Day