Woodside Elementary Says Goodbye


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As the Austintown Local School District gets ready to consolidate its schools this fall, a farewell celebration was held Thursday for one of the schools that will be closing.

Woodside Elementary opened 65 years ago.  On Thursday, former students and teachers turned out for one last chance to walk through the classrooms. Old pictures were on display and many of the former students brought their new families to take the tour.

John Pasternack, who went to the school in 1960, said he has a lot of fond memories of his early school days.

“Part of me when I think it goes down this summer part of me goes with it,” said Pasternack. “Its something that is a part of our history but time marches on. The kids are gonna have a new building.”

The district is consolidating four elementary buildings with the opening of Austintown Elementary School in the fall.

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