Middle school reveals exciting additions

By Mary Rose Williams

Middle school reveals exciting additions

December 6, 2012 Updated Dec 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- A Peoria middle school cut the ribbon on a makeover Thursday.

 

Lincoln School, formally known as LincolnMiddle School, hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday evening to reveal their new additions, which include 26 new classrooms, a new cafeteria, new library, and band room.

 

The new additions have been 3-4 years in the making, the past year and a half actually building it.

 

And now more than $15 million and 68,000 square feet later, it's finally complete.

 

Students and teachers alike have high expectations for the renovations, and can hardly wait to use the new space.

 

"The best thing about it I think, has been just seeing the excitement of the teachers and the students,” said Ursula Brown, Lincoln School Principal. “All day long I have been asked by students cause they couldn't wait to see it and they're all telling me they're coming tonight."

 

Irving Primary's K through 4 will now be hosted in the new areas.

 

Thursday night was just a preview event for parents and students; it officially opens December 21st.

 

“Being a parent I’m very proud of my children or any other child who would go and attend this school or any other school in the District 150,” said Greg Chapman, Physical Education teacher, Boys Coach, and Lincoln parent. “But especially to have an offering like this, it’s just wonderful.”

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