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Seeking advice on packing for move to a different building

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JKGIBB1_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat May 10 2003 - 10:43:00 PDT


Hello, everyone--

Our middle school is going to be closed after the 2003-2004 school year. We
are going to be moved to the current high school and a new high school will
be opening.

I cannot imagine packing and sorting through a 23 year accumulation of art
"stuff". For those of you who have ever had to move, I would like any
advice. Did you get paid to come in during the summer to pack? (Dream on, I
guess.) Should I not order many supplies for next year? Should I start
throwing things out?

I'm not happy about the move. We are leaving an 86 year old facility and
moving to a building that is almost as old. At least now we are out in the
country where I see pretty sunrises and sunsets and deer and cows and wild
geese...kids don't skip classes because there is nowhere to run to except
into the cornfields. The other building looks out on a couple alleys and
streets filled with rundown houses. Once again, the middle school has to
bite the bullet and inherit the hand-me-downs or leftovers.

Looking forward to hearing your suggestions and stories!

Irene

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