Maple Lawn Elementary School was overwhelmed with students and alumni of all ages and generations at the school's Open House and Re-dedication ceremony on Oct. 10.
The fun kicked off with a ribbon cutting outside the school, then event-goers were able to stroll around the school and check out the new classrooms, gymnasium and playground, with students leading the tours. A performance by the Husky Choir followed (with a special song dedicated to returning home to Maple Lawn) and the school was dedicated by its leaders.
Maple Lawn is one of the oldest schools in the district and up the three generations of alumni packed the room, in awe of the renovations.
""I am incredibly proud of our new facility and the wonderful learning environment at Maple Lawn," said Principal Mike McCartin.
All around the school, subtle hints of maple leaves can be found in the landscaping, hallways and outside walkways. The middle, open-air corridor features wood benches built from wood debris from the old school.
Maple Lawn is the final school modernization project authorized by voter support of the 2007 Capital Projects Bond. Students were finally able to move in and enjoy their new building this year.
"Our students are models in resiliency -- this is their third school in three years," said McCartin. "As are our neighbors, who had to deal with the pounding of steel and general cacophony of sounds. They've probably never been happier to have 450 students return to school!"