St. Andrew School commemorates last day of school after being mothballed

ST. ANDREWS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - While schools all over Bay Bounty are celebrating the last day of the school year, one, in particular, is marking its last day of school for the foreseeable future.

This image shows one of the inflatables that was at St. Andrew School's carnival. (WJHG/WECP)

St. Andrew School held a carnival to commemorate the closing of the historic school after it was mothballed because of damage sustained by Hurricane Michael.

It was a bittersweet time for employees and students as they will be relocating to Oakland Terrace School for the Arts in the fall.

The carnival included face painting, inflatables, corn hole, and much more.

Marsha Rockhill, the Music and Arts Teacher at St. Andrew School, said, "Today is the last day the children will be here, they will be in the hallways, they will be outside playing, the noises of the children as they go about their business and the teachers, it's just very bittersweet for us but we've been blessed to have this building, to have this school, to have this tradition."

Rockhill said although the school is closing for the time being, she thinks it will live on in the hearts of everyone who has taught or learned there.

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