The Western Heights Board of Education is pleased to announce the opening of its newly constructed Bridgestone Intermediate School located at 1700 South Council Road in Oklahoma City. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony will be held for the new Bridgestone School on Thursday February 16, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. The public is invited; a reception and tours of the new school will immediately follow the dedication ceremony.
The Bridgestone School was constructed with 17 million dollars provided by district patrons in a 2009 bond issue. In a unique partnership with the Western Heights School District, the Bridgestone Corporation donated 20 acres of land for the school site which will house approximately 600 5th and 6th grade students. In addition to providing land for the elementary school site, Bridgestone also bequeathed 40 acres of its adjoining Environmental Habitat to Western Heights for the purpose of supporting environmental science education for all students of the district and surrounding areas.
President of the Western Heights Board of Education remarked, “We are very excited about the prospect of realizing the new educational benefits and opportunities that the new Bridgestone School will bring to the patrons of the district.” With the addition of the Bridgestone School, Western Heights will undergo a new school site configuration plan that will provide four elementary schools that are PreK thru 4th grade, Bridgestone as a 5th & 6th grade center, Western Heights Middle School that will serve 7th and 8th grade students, along with a new 9th grade Center and the High School which will serve 10th thru 12th graders.