In 2014, students at Axtell Park will head to the new middle school in Northwest Sioux Falls and Axtell Park will house programs from Joe Foss. But this move means a lot more to the Axtell Park Vice Principal Scott Hannemann.
Long before he was Vice Principal, Hannemann walked through the doors at Axtell Park as a middle school student. He says this school means a lot to him and he could never imagine becoming the Vice Principal years later.
Even though the school is closing a very long chapter is his life, he is excited for the new school. That makes this move bittersweet.
“It does mean a lot to me, but we have some really cool things to look forward to with the move of Axtell Park to the new middle school being built being called McGovern, George McGovern Middle School,” Hannemann said.
The middle school students will finish out this year at Axtell Park.
Many of the students, teachers and Hannemann will also head over to the new middle school.
George McGovern Middle School will open in August 2014.