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
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
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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