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December 15, 2017 – As a Happy Holiday’s present to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, the Glendale Unified School District held a Grand Opening Ceremony to let the children move from their older relocatable classrooms to their new classroom building. The grand opening celebration included a ribbon cutting celebration where students, families, community members, school partners, dignitaries and educators were able celebrate the new building!
The Students were able to move into a new ‘state of the art’ classroom environments that included large presentation monitors, wifi compatibility, a multimedia teacher podium, LED lighting and chairs and tables that are easily moveable to accommodate both lecture based and project/team based learning instruction.
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School received the new building as the result of a State Funded Program called Overcrowding Relief Grants (ORG’s). The ORG Program enables districts to reduce the number of portable classrooms on overcrowded school sites and replace them with permanent classrooms.
Lincoln Elementary School’s Replacement Building replaces 6 portable buildings and 1 toilet portable that no longer met the instructional and learning needs of the teachers and students and posed safety and access challenges. Lincoln’s Replacement Building is designed with flexibility for future inclusion of new programs in addition to a new play area. The Teacher and students were ecstatic about the quality and flexibility of their new teaching/learning environment.
Project Size/Program: 10,856 SF, 5 Regular/Standard Classrooms, Computer Lab, Covered Walkways, Play Area, Staff and Student Restrooms