Some of the approximately 1000 fifth through eighth grade students who will attend Black Rock Middle School got their first glimpse inside the new school on September 1, 2022. The student tours were designed to help build excitement and a sense of belonging in their new school community.
Tours of the school were led by 8th grade peer leaders, who showed off the flexible learning communities, library and media center, nests, dining hall, music rooms, tech area, outdoor spaces and more.
Teachers and staff have been collaborating on curriculum and readying the school for students all week, while moving and construction crews are putting the final touches in place. Teachers also painted rocks with words of welcome and encouragement for students.
The only areas of the school not ready for use on opening day will be the large gym (due to this summer's humidity impacting the wood for the floors) and the auditorium. Both are expected to be completed next month. In the meantime, PE classes and large group activities will be held in the smaller gym, outdoors, on the gathering stairs, in "the heart" and other spaces.
The larger community is invited to tour Black Rock Middle School at a Grand Opening Ribbon-cutting Ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
For some pre-tour photos of LMSD's newest school, please click on the slide show below: