$16M Lincoln Middle School Development Moves Forward

Saturday, 16 Mar 2013, 6:00:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Lincoln Middle School assistant principals Marvin Lawton (from left) and Sean Allstot, Senior Construction Manager Jim Winslow, Director of Facility Improvement Projects Stuart A. Sam, Superintendent Sandra Lyon, Board of Education member Maria Leon-Vazquez, Board of Education President Laurie Lieberman, and Lincoln Middle School Principal Suzanne Webb, dug in Wednesday with ceremonial gold shovels to officially break ground on the new, two-story library and classrooms building.
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Lincoln Middle School assistant principals Marvin Lawton (from left) and Sean Allstot, Senior Construction Manager Jim Winslow, Director of Facility Improvement Projects Stuart A. Sam, Superintendent Sandra Lyon, Board of Education member Maria Leon-Vazquez, Board of Education President Laurie Lieberman, and Lincoln Middle School Principal Suzanne Webb, dug in Wednesday with ceremonial gold shovels to officially break ground on the new, two-story library and classrooms building.

Lincoln Middle School held a groundbreaking ceremony

Wednesday for its new two-story library and classroom.

The $16 million project began in December 2012 and is

anticipated to be complete in September 2014.  

The project is made possible through a collaboration of

various individuals and groups. 

In an effort to symbolize and capture the importance of

these partnerships, team members participated in an “All Hands United” concrete

hand-stamping project that will be preserved in one of the sidewalks upon the

completion of the new building.

The Lincoln Middle School project was split into three

phases. 

The first phase was the installation of two

relocatable classrooms, a temporary library, and a new 6” fire main line to

service the upcoming library and classroom building, which was completed in

January 2011. 

The second phase included renovating the former

library and three classrooms into four new classrooms, two science labs, and a

shared prep room. Phase two was

completed in December 2011.

School Principal Suzanne Webb said she was thrilled with

the progess of the project.

“The construction that has been completed so far at

Lincoln Middle School has brought student, staff, and family excitement towards

learning,” Webb said. “We cannot wait for the next phase to be completed.”

The final and current phase includes removing Classroom

Building C and replacing it with a new building that will house a library,

chorus room, six classrooms, two science labs with a shared prep room, and two

sets of restrooms. 

Outdoor improvements include an outdoor classroom with

tiered seating and a new library entrance on 14th Street. 

The Lincoln Middle School construction project

incorporates green technology and meets Collaborative for High Performance

Schools criteria through natural lighting, natural ventilation, maximized

energy efficiency, storm water treatment, and reduced water use.

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