Move-in dates set for new school

Written by Gillian Smith
 | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 14:32


As the school year wraps up and sights are set on the new school building, there are several opportunities for students and family members to take one last look at the old buildings and explore the new one.



An open house will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Duxbury Middle School and High School for those who would like to walk the halls of the old schools one last time. After the open house, the buildings will be officially closed with a flag lowering and turning out of the lights at the end of the day.


Teachers’ boxes, books, equipment and furniture will be moved to the new building during the week of June 23 and any items that were not slated to go into the new building or were declared as surplus by the School Committee on May 7 will be available at the school yard sale on June 21 during the open house.


The items that may be available at the school include desks, chairs, books and TV carts, shelves and file cabinets, tables, easels, and TV/VCR/ DVD equipment. 


The middle school will undergohazardousmaterial removal and demolition on July 7 and the high school will undergo the same on July 21. Major demolition of both buildings will begin in September.


The Duxbury School Building Committee has announced the opening of the new middle and high school with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. The ribbon cutting will invite state and local officials, as well as students and residents to officially open the building. Six through 12th grade students will have a chance to tour the building, locate classrooms and prepare for the first day of school, which is Sept. 2.


Elizabeth Lewis, School Building Committee Chair, said that after three years of planning and building, Dimeo Construction Company is scheduled to turn the new school over to the town on June 9. For the 2014-15 school year, there will be temporary traffic patterns and limited parking while the middle school undergoes demolition.