Posted by D6 Communications Office on 3/27/2014
Ground broken on Prairie Heights Middle School
Under the brightly shining sun, ground was broken on the new Prairie Heights Middle School Thursday morning.
The school will be located southwest of the intersection of 37th Street and 65th Avenue in Evans. Construction will begin immediately on the 130,000 square foot building.
More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Board of Education President Roger Dewitt presented a lively opening and welcome. Mayor of Evans Lyle Achziger talked about how important the new school will be to students and the community. Superintendent Dr. Ranelle Lang gave a brief historical account of the project, thanked voters for approving a bond issue that is helping fund the construction and talked about the approximately 40 students from John Evans Middle School who attended the event.
The students were chosen based on the quality of persuasive letters they wrote stating why they should be at the ground breaking. Each student was given the opportunity to don a hardhat, grab a golden shovel and turn dirt on the site of their new school. They were excited to look at the plans for the new schools, and many took photos to mark the day.