On a beautiful day in June, staff, students, parents, and honored guests cut the ribbon on a brand new Greensboro Elementary School. (All event photos are available on the CCPS Flickr page.)
Dr. Derek Simmons, Interim Superintendent, welcomed guests and said, “We are delighted to share this special day with each of you, as we cut the ribbon and open the doors of the new Greensboro Elementary School. We would not be here today without the tremendous support of our school board members, county commissioners, the Maryland State Department of Education, local town officials, our talented construction partners who’ve been with us from the start, and the very patient and collaborative staff, students and families of Greensboro Elementary School. This list of people represents the solid foundation and strong partnerships that were integral to creating this beautiful campus, one that will serve our students and their community for generations to come.”
Students, parents, GES and CCPS administrators, elected official, and construction partners then cut the ribbon and welcomed guests inside. Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Milton Nagel gave remarks and introduced speakers. The program included remarks by State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, County Commissioner Larry Porter, Board President James Newcomb, IAC representative Jamie Bridges, HCM Architect Eric Shore, and Whiting Turner Project Manager Paul Curren. Mr. Nagel presented “golden shovel” plaques to Commissioner Porter and GES Principal Dawn Swann. Ms. Swann was also presented with keys to the school.
Following the program, guests toured the new school and enjoyed refreshments in the courtyard.
School and Construction Highlights:
- 818 student design capacity, grades Pre-K through 5
- 98,867 square feet on a 39 acre site
- $43.6 million construction cost
- 42 flexible, technology-rich core instructional classrooms
- 4 specialities classrooms: music, art, media center, technology lab
- 6 resource & flexible breakout rooms
- 6 EL breakout spaces, one for each grade level.
- gymnasium & cafeteria with operable partition between
- centralized administration suite
- guidance suite; school health suite; community health center
- secure separation points allowing community use of cafeteria & gymnasium