Officials with the Republic County School District plan to close the middle school at the end of the school year. It is a move they believe will save $150,000 dollars a year.
The school is more than 80 years old, that means some parents of the students currently enrolled will be saying good-bye to their middle school, as well.
"It's emotional because my wife and I both attended this school and one of our daughters went through school here," Daryl Rieke, a father of current student who is in fifth grade.
Rieke says that some parents are uneasy about the move.
"Nobody really particularly likes change," Rieke said. "The move of students, particularly the sixth grade going to the junior, senior high school is a little bit more of a worry of parents."
"I think you can make it easier on as much as possible if you tell what you know and what it might be like," Suzie Jelinek a school counselor said.
Counselors say that communication is important during the transition.
"You are still going to school, you still have school hours, still going to have school rules, you may just be in a different place," Jelinek said.
A different place, but working to make the day-to-day lives of students close to the same.