Duluth Middle Schools Debut New Facilities
Posted at: 09/10/2012 5:12 PM
| Updated at: 09/10/2012 5:39 PM
Many schools across the Northland kicked off classes last week, but for Lincoln Park and Ordean East Middle Schools, September 10 marked the start and a debut. Both middle schools have new facilities for students, including all the latest technology like smart boards and computer labs.
Lincoln Park opened a brand-new campus for students. Principal Denise Clairmont said it's a state-of-the-art facility with a lot of space for their growing student body.
“The building was designed for middle schools,” Clairmont said. “It was designed for the education of middle school children.”
Over at Ordean East, the building may still look like the old high school from the outside, but the inside is completely renovated.
“This room compared to before, it's night and day,” Ordean East teacher Aaron Salmela said. “This is a science classroom; This is a science lab.”
Ordean East now has close to 100 security cameras and smart boards; a big upgrade according to Principal Gina Kleive. The student bodies at both schools appeared to enjoy the new amenities and look forward to showing it off to the community.
“There is a lot of excitement, a lot of positive energy, lots of smiles,” Kleive said. “Come in and see our new spaces for the kids in our community.”
Both open houses take place from 1-5 p.m on September 16.