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Early Childhood Learning Center Named After Glenda Arnold

The Royse City Independent School District School Board voted unanimously to approve the naming of the future early childhood camps as the Glenda Arnold Early Childhood Learning Center. This exciting new campus will be located at the existing Ruth Cherry Elementary. Royse City ISD is building a campus replacement for Ruth Cherry Elementary in Verandah Estates. Both the new Ruth Cherry Elementary campus and the Glenda Arnold Early Childhood Learning Center will open in August of 2022 for students. 

After a community-wide nomination process, a Facility Naming Committee put forth the recommendation of the late Mrs. Glenda Arnold to serve all early learners and pre-kindergarteners. Additionally, the district’s employee daycare center will be located on site. 

“The naming of this special campus after Mrs. Arnold is a testament to her legacy within our district and community. She brought joy to her schools, to her coworkers and to everyone she met. I am excited to see the ways that the Glenda Arnold ECLC will positively impact the lives of the children and families for many years to come,” said Superintendent Kevin Worthy.

Mrs. Arnold was a lifetime resident of Royse City and a graduate of Royse City High School. She was hired by Royse City ISD in 1978. She taught in the early childhood and the special education classroom, was an educational diagnostician, and oversaw and led the special education department for RCISD before becoming the principal at Davis Elementary. After her retirement from Davis Elementary, she returned to the district to continue to serve her school community as a special education diagnostician.

Royse City ISD will plan a community celebration and dedication of the Glenda Arnold Early Childhood Learning Center in the coming months.