CORDERA AND WOLF RANCH
Legacy Peak Elementary a new neighbor BY DEBBIE KELLEY
There’s a new neighbor in the northeast communities of Cordera and Wolf Ranch: Legacy Peak Elementary School. Located off Research Parkway in Wolf Ranch, the $32 million school celebrated its grand opening Aug. 14, and 430 students started classes the next day. “New homes are going up every day east of Powers,” said Academy School District 20 Superintendent Mark Hatchell. “They’re building houses so fast, we’re working hard to keep up.” Money from a $230 million voter-approved bond authorization is funding the new school, along with a second new elementary school, a new middle school, a permanent building for a fourth-grade environmental school in Black Forest and renovations to every school building in the district. Legacy Peak is Academy D-20’s first project-based school. Instead of taking English, SEE CORDERA • PAGE 17
Sunday, September 16, 2018
JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
Sisters Finnley Smith, left, and Emerson Smith tried out their new playground after the ribbon cutting for the Legacy Peak Elementary School on Aug. 14. The playground is the largest disability accessible playground in District 20.