Igo Elementary Grand Opening

Community Celebrates Igo Elementary Grand Opening
Posted on 08/12/2019
Ribbon Cutting at Igo ElementaryMore than 300 community members gathered on Saturday, Aug. 10 to celebrate the opening of Jarrell ISD's second full Pre-K through 5th grade elementary school, Igo Elementary.

Principal Jack Wilson welcomed everyone to the event and reminded the crowd that as beautiful as the new campus is, the heart and soul of the school are the students and staff who will call it home. During his remarks, Dr. Bill Chapman, JISD Superintendent, recognized local dignitaries, including family and friends of the school's namesake, the Igo Family. 

On May 27, 1997, an F5 tornado struck the Jarrell community. All five members of the Igo family (Larry, Joan, Audrey, Paul and John) were among those who lost their lives to the storm. The Board of Trustees of Jarrell ISD voted to name the school after the Igo family in February of 2019.

At the school's grand opening, Larry Igo's sister, Linda Igo Cobb, shared remarks on behalf of the family.

The San Gabriel Masonic Lodge #89 performed a Keystone Ceremony. 

The event concluded with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Jarrell Chamber of Commerce. 
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