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Oakdale students move into new building

Principal offers sneak peek before moving day
Posted at 6:22 AM, Jan 10, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Some students within the Westside School District are retuning
from winter break to a brand new building.

The district opened Oakdale Elementary near 98th Avenue and W. Center Road  
Wednesday morning after students, staff and teachers spent 18 months at a "swing school" during construction.

3 News Now recently received a sneak peek before the big move-in day to tour the $14 million project. 

According to Principal Glen Jagels, the two-story facility features flexible learning spaces, breakout areas for lessons and historical elements from the old building, such as hints of a Tudor-style and library desk comprised of old wood.

Second grade teacher Ali Pontious says she loves the style merge.

"I think it's really neat that we are integrating a lot of the old with the new and its making sure Oakdale - the tradition - lives on and it continues," she said.