QCUSD plans Groundbreaking Ceremony for Middle School renovation

The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a major renovation to the Queen Creek Middle School at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, with festivities following. The school is located at 20435 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek.

The groundbreaking will be in collaboration with Orcutt÷ Winslow Architectural Firm and CORE Construction.

“We are delighted to further advance the goals of Queen Creek Unified School District through the development of this newly renovated Queen Creek Middle School, said Bill Cox, Executive Vice President, CORE Construction, Inc. “We look forward to being part of the growth of QCUSD and are pleased to celebrate this next milestone.”

Funding for the middle school renovation was approved by voters as part of a successful bond election held in November 2014. The 16,595-square-foot building will accommodate growth in the district, with the capacity to house 450 students.

“We are excited to offer a great facility improvement to the Queen Creek students and families that we serve, said Dr. Berry, QCUSD Superintendent. “This project will provide a safe and appropriate learning environment for our growing enrollment. We are grateful to our community and their support in moving our schools and community forward.”

A Boy Scout Color Guard comprised of QCUSD students will present the flag opening ceremony, a Queen Creek High School Choir student will sing the national anthem, and Newell Barney Middle School students will provide a Strolling Strings performance. Dignitaries from Queen Creek will be in attendance, and QCUSD Superintendent Dr. Berry will serve as master of ceremonies. Refreshments will be provided by the District’s Food and Nutrition Catering Department.

Registration for Queen Creek Middle School is under way, and open enrollment applications are being accepted. The 2016-2017 school year starts July 26, 2016. Call 480-987-5940 for more information.

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