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Amity Elementary gets sweet farewell from students ahead of demolition

Notes from previous Amity Elementary students left on walls before demolition in 2018.
Notes from previous Amity Elementary students left on walls before demolition in 2018. Idaho Education news

<h2>PHOTOS: Kids leave their mark on school before it’s demolished</h2> <p>Originally posted on <a href="https://www.idahoednews.org/features/photos-kids-leave-their-mark-on-school-before-its-demolished/?utm_source=republish&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=republish">IdahoEdNews.org</a> on June 12, 2018</p> <p><p>Have you seen or heard of Amity Elementary School in south Boise? Built in 1978, Amity was hyped as revolutionary for its time. Its earthen roof was touted as environmentally friendly, providing good insulation. Time magazine featured Amity in an article.</p> <p><a href="https://www.idahoednews.org/news/look-two-boise-elementary-schools-embracing-wrecking-ball/">Amity is being torn down next week</a>.</p> <p>And students and staff left a permanent mark on the inside of the building to say goodbye. On the last day of school, they covered the hallways with notes written in permanent marker. Everyone took pride and ownership in their farewells, said principal Valerie Uhlorn.</p> <p>“This was a fun moment with a lot of mixed emotions,” she said.</p> <p>All year, crews have been constructing a new school right next to the old Amity school, part of the <a href="https://www.idahoednews.org/news/bond-issues-pass-boise-lewiston-coeur-dalene-kuna/">$172.5 million bond</a> issue voters approved in March 2017. The 1978 building will make room for a new playground area. Demolition will take two to three weeks.</p> <p>The new, modern school will cost nearly $14 million.</p> <p>Students and staff will celebrate the opening on Aug. 30.</p> <figure id="attachment_31645" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="http://idahoednews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM.png" class="gallery_colorbox"><img data-attachment-id="31645" data-permalink="https://www.idahoednews.org/features/photos-kids-leave-their-mark-on-school-before-its-demolished/attachment/_attachment-screen-shot-2018-06-12-at-12-12-38-pm/" data-orig-file="https://www.idahoednews.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM.png" data-orig-size="1458,1066" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 12.12.38 PM" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://www.idahoednews.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM-620x453.png" data-large-file="https://www.idahoednews.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM-1180x863.png" class="wp-image-31645 size-medium" src="http://idahoednews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM-620x453.png" alt="" width="620" height="453" srcset="https://idahoednews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM-620x453.png 620w, https://idahoednews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM-200x146.png 200w, https://idahoednews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM-1180x863.png 1180w, https://idahoednews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-12.12.38-PM.png 1458w" sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" /></a><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">New school construction. Photo credit: Boise School District</figcaption></figure> </p> <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.idahoednews.org/features/photos-kids-leave-their-mark-on-school-before-its-demolished/" /> <script id="idahoednewstracker" type="text/javascript" src="https://www.idahoednews.org/jspt/jspt.js" data-original="www.idahoednews.org/features/photos-kids-leave-their-mark-on-school-before-its-demolished/" async="true"></script>

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