After years of meetings and much discussion with the SCCPSS Board of Education, the dream has finally become a reality: The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest full-time, dedicated high school, Woodville-Tompkins Technical & Career High School, took place on Friday, August 19, 2011.
Among the many guests present were Coach Paul Russell, Mrs. Sadie Pleasant, and Deacon Willie Reed, who are members of the 1950 Class of Woodville School. They, along with their classmates, wrote letters to the Board of Education requesting that Woodville become a high school.
Also present at this momentous and historic occasion were students from the 2011-2012 Freshman Class, Dr. Thomas Lockamy, Superintendent, Dr. Joe Buck, Board President, members of the Board of Education, elected officials from the City of Savannah and Chatham County, faculty, staff, and alumni of Woodville-Tompkins.
Woodville- Tompkins has come full circle, thus, fulfilling the dream of its first Principal, Mrs. Sophronia M. Tompkins, to educate young people to meet the challenges of the world in which they live.
Many thanks to Reverend Chester A. Ellis and the Woodville- Tompkins Hall of Fame for their passion and persistence in the quest to restore Woodville-Tompkins Technical & Career High School and continue the vision of Mrs. Sophronia M. Tompkins.