The West Annapolis community is all abuzz over the newest building on the block. The latest iteration in the school’s 122-year history has been modernized to include all the necessary touches for today’s technologically-savvy student.
To celebrate, the students, administration, and staff, of West Annapolis Elementary School will join with the community and elected officials to commemorate the opening of their new school during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, August 22. The ribbon cutting will begin promptly at 2 p.m., and the open house will run until 3:30 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to tour the building, meet their teachers, and see their new classrooms a day before classes begin.
The $24 million facility is the culmination of a two-year modernization project that features a video-linked security system, a climbing wall in the gymnasium, a fully-outfitted computer lab, and interactive white boards in every classroom. At 53,885 square feet, the building is more than 22,000 square feet larger than its predecessor, which had not been renovated since 1983.
West Annapolis Elementary School students attended class in space at Annapolis Middle School while the construction project was under way.