By Kavitha Cardoza
Woodrow Wilson High School in northwest D.C. is undergoing a $110 million makeover. But before the staff and students settle into a temporary building at the University at the District of Columbia, they need to pack.
Principal Pete Cahall says the school had to prioritize the packing. "A building that has 74 years of stuff in it, the first phase was to throw out the junk," Cahall says. They recycle as much as possible. Old chemicals from the labs have to be disposed of properly.
But Cahall says he's most excited about what they'll return to. "Ms. Waits, one of my assistant principals says we're going to the mothership for one year. We're going to hunker down and when we come back we're going to come back to a brand new, state of the art, modernized facility," Cahall says.
It's a balancing act this last week before the move. On one hand, he wants students to concentrate on their exams. On the other hand, movers will be at the school on Wednesday. The school is hosting a Wilson Packing Party on Saturday and is inviting the community to stop by and help.