• An aerial view of the newly constructed Humphreys Central Elementary School (left). The school opened its doors to students Aug. 26. A total of 551 students began the year at the new school, which will eventually accommodate about 875 children. Set to open later in the school year, the a new middle/high school (right) is also under construction here.

    Humphreys opens new elementary school

    An aerial view of the newly constructed Humphreys Central Elementary School (left). The school opened its doors to students Aug. 26. A total of 551 students began the year at the new school, which will eventually accommodate about 875 children. Set to...

  • Prior to the start of the school year, workers put the finishing touches on the Humphreys Central Elementary School. With construction now complete, the school opened its doors to students Aug. 26. A total of 551 students began the year at the new school, which will eventually accommodate about 875 children.

    Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Prior to the start of the school year, workers put the finishing touches on the Humphreys Central Elementary School. With construction now complete, the school opened its doors to students Aug. 26. A total of 551 students began the year at the new...

  • Children attending their first day at the new Humphreys Central Elementary School, respond to a question from Jamie Wollman, the HCES assistant principal, Aug. 26. A total of 551 students began the year at the new school, which will eventually accommodate about 875 children.

    Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Children attending their first day at the new Humphreys Central Elementary School, respond to a question from Jamie Wollman, the HCES assistant principal, Aug. 26. A total of 551 students began the year at the new school, which will eventually...

  • Humphreys Central Elementary School students arrived via bus, car, taxi and foot Aug. 26, as the new school year begins here. After participating in an early morning program, the students said the Pledge of Allegiance and were then led by their teachers to their classrooms.

    Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Humphreys Central Elementary School students arrived via bus, car, taxi and foot Aug. 26, as the new school year begins here. After participating in an early morning program, the students said the Pledge of Allegiance and were then led by their...

  • Humphreys Central Elementary School students arrived via bus, car, taxi and foot Aug. 26, as the new school year begins here. After participating in an early morning program, the students said the Pledge of Allegiance and then were led by their teachers to their classrooms.

    Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Humphreys Central Elementary School students arrived via bus, car, taxi and foot Aug. 26, as the new school year begins here. After participating in an early morning program, the students said the Pledge of Allegiance and then were led by their...

  • Humphreys Central Elementary School students arrived via bus, car, taxi and foot Aug. 26, as the new school year begins here. After participating in an early morning program, the students said the Pledge of Allegiance and were then led by their teachers to their classrooms.

    Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Humphreys Central Elementary School students arrived via bus, car, taxi and foot Aug. 26, as the new school year begins here. After participating in an early morning program, the students said the Pledge of Allegiance and were then led by their...

  • An architectural illustration of the elementary (left) and middle/high school campus currently under construction on Camp Humphreys. The elementary school opened Aug. 26 and the middle/high school is scheduled to open later in the year. In the meantime, Humphreys high school students attend classes in a temporary school located near their new campus.

    Humphreys opens new elementary school

    An architectural illustration of the elementary (left) and middle/high school campus currently under construction on Camp Humphreys. The elementary school opened Aug. 26 and the middle/high school is scheduled to open later in the year. In the...

CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Less than two years after breaking ground, the Humphreys Central Elementary School welcomed 551 students to its new campus here, Aug. 26. To kickoff the new school year, HCES students, faculty and parents gathered in the school's newly-constructed multi-purpose area for an introductory program led by Jamie Wollman, the HCES assistant principal.

During the opening event, she performed a series of skits designed to help orient the youth to their new campus. As part of the ceremony, students and faculty joined together to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and were then separated into individual classroom groups to begin the day.

"We are all very excited about the opening of the new Humphreys Central Elementary School amid the tremendous growth occurring at Camp Humphreys," said Dr. Irby Miller, Department of Defense Education Activity Korea District Superintendent. "With a current enrollment of 551 students and room for up to 875, we are prepared to welcome many more students as they arrive over the next few years from military units transitioning [here]."

Construction of a new high school is also slated for completion later in the school year, with many more construction projects to follow, as Humphreys transforms to become the largest U.S. military installation in Korea. Camp Humphreys is currently home to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, along with various military intelligence and support units, and the Army's most active overseas airfield.

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