Take a look back

The end of the current school year also will mark the end of an era for many current and former Weirton residents, as three of the city’s elementary schools – Weirton Heights, Liberty and Broadview – will close their doors for good, to be replaced by a new consolidated building.

These schools have been in operation for decades, meaning generations of our residents have fond memories from their own days walking their hallowed halls. As a result, Hancock County Schools will hold an open house Sunday afternoon to allow anyone interested to take one final look around.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, the doors will be open at all three schools, and residents will be allowed in for self-guided tours. They will have an opportunity to revisit their old classrooms, take pictures and possibly even reconnect with former classmates and teachers.

Some historical displays also are planned, with photos and information on the schools.

Our childhood school days often leave an impression on our lives, and help to shape who we will become later in life. They are represented by our earliest friends, the starting points of our education, favorite teachers, fun times at recess and much more.

We are sure it will be a memorable afternoon for everyone involved.

We encourage anyone interested to take some time and stop by their former school as this, most likely, will be their last opportunity before the doors are closed for good in a few months.