Fort Bragg's new Irwin Intermediate School opened in August, and the dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Meeting the demand for Fort Bragg's increasing population, 570 students attend the second through fifth grades and the school employs 21 classroom teachers.
Dr. Linda Curtis, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary
Schools/Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Cuba acting director and
deputy director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment will be the guest
speaker. Also present will be Dr. Emily Marsh, North Carolina Schools
Department of Defense Education Activity superintendent.
"This dedication ceremony is important for a number of reasons, first, it
puts the official 'stamp' on our school that truly verifies that the years of
planning, preparation and facilitation have truly come to fruition," said
Charles Council, Irwin Intermediate School principal. "It also signifies,
officially, that we have come together as one large learning community to best
serve the children of our military heroes."
Irwin serves more than 570 students in second through fifth grades and has 21
"It is very nice that we are seeing money appropriated by Congress to improve
our DODEA school facilities so evident here at Fort Bragg." said Michael
Thornburg, North Carolina Schools Department of Defense Education Activity
education operations chief. "We are very thankful that our community is one
of the first to benefit from this appropriation."
Irwin School is named in memory of Lt. Gen. Stafford LeRoy Irwin, who served
as post commander of Fort Bragg from July 11, 1946 to October 31, 1948, and
retired from the Army in 1952 with 37 years service.