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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Completion of Prop R Construction at North Kirkwood Middle School in the Kirkwood School District

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Completion of Prop R Construction at North Kirkwood Middle School in the Kirkwood School District

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the Kirkwood School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS).

 

The ceremony celebrated the completion of Prop R construction at NKMS. As with all Prop R projects, the construction at NKMS addressed safety, accessibility and overcrowding. Thanks to the support of the community for Prop R, NKMS students now have 8 additional classrooms, a new connection corridor and renovated spaces for instrumental music. Much of the new spaces come from the conversion and renovation of what was formerly the district’s Administrative Services Center.  

 

“Thanks to the new classrooms and additional spaces, NKMS now has the flexibility to further enhance and innovate when it comes to student experiences,” said Dr. David Ulrich, Superintendent. “Every space we built here at NKMS is being utilized, and has been since the start of the school year. In addition to new instrumental music spaces and classrooms, interventionists now have exclusive spaces to work with kids who need additional support and the Alternative Learning Center now has a new space with a kitchen to help students develop important life skills.” 

 

After the ceremony, visitors were able to participate in student-led tours of the school and see the new spaces for themselves. 

 

Prop R was approved by voters in April 2021. Funds generated from Prop R are providing additional classrooms, security upgrades and accessibility improvements at all schools in the Kirkwood School District to address overcrowding.

 

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Photo Caption: On Wednesday, November 29, North Kirkwood Middle School hosted guests in the new connection corridor in front of the renovated wing of the school to officially cut the ribbon on their new and expanded spaces. Included on the ribbon were (from left) Haley Flynn; Josephine Kim; Jean Marie Andrews, Board of Education member; EJ Evans; Dr. Jennifer Hoell, NKMS Administrative Intern; Dr. David Ulrich, Superintendent; Dr. Dana Liberton, NKMS Principal; Mark Boyko, Board of Education Vice President; Jai Flach; Ben Caffey, Board of Education member; Angie Bernardi, Board of Education member; and Eliot Sanders. The construction was made possible thanks to the community’s support for Prop R.