Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Early Learning Center at Henderson Formey, Jr. School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

Published on: 8/1/2019

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to celebrate the school modifications completed in support of the latest offering that supports the district's commitment to high quality early childhood educational services. The Early Learning Center at Henderson E. Formey, Jr. School is now open!

City officials, SCCPSS Board members, District officials, faculty, staff and community members were all present to revel in the school that will house over 500 Pre-K and kindergarten students. Formerly East Broad Street K-8 School, the campus has been revitalized for the "Land of the Little People".

The school was named for Mr. Henderson E. Formey, Jr., who dedicated over half of his 35-year educational career to working as an administrator and interim superintendent in the school district. Mr. Formey made exceptional efforts to engage with his community and to promote education as a top priority. Many of the students whose lives he shaped have made contributions as artists, doctors, lawyers, and leaders in Savannah and beyond!

Formey School is a key component of the school district's commitment to the Eastside Renaissance Project. The school will provide a digital learning lab, a foreign language program (Mandarin/Chinese), STEM exploration, a musical keyboarding lab, and more.

The ceremony was highlighted with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Derek Moore and Shira Formey. Tom E. McBeth, the executive director of EOA, and Albert Grandy, Jr., the CEO of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Care, were two of the guest speakers as the schools community partners. Members of the Formey family all came and read selections of literature in honor of their patriarch. Ms. Huxsie Scott sang an original song dedicated to the life of Mr. Formey.

District 2 School Board Representative & Vice President Pro-Tempore, Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown; Formey School Principal, Mrs. Erica Swindell-Foster; and Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett. all shared their heartfelt sentiments about this momentous occasion.

To see more pictures from this event, click here.


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