Hansen Elementary classroom mini-building dedication is March 22

Hansen Elementary classroom mini building outdoor photoThe newly constructed two-story Hansen Elementary classroom mini-building will open its doors to students on March 19 and be the site of a dedication ceremony on Thursday, March 22.

The community is welcome to join Hansen Elementary students and staff, Superintendent Patrick Murphy, school board members, district staff, and the architect and contractor in a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.

Guests are welcome to enjoy cake and walk through the new classroom building following the ribbon cutting.

Hansen Elementary is the second of five two-story classroom mini-buildings to open its doors. Construction continues on the Roosevelt, McLane and Centennial elementary school mini-buildings, approved by voters as part of the 2016 school bond. Pioneer Elementary School’s mini-building opened in January.

Each of the mini-buildings has eight classrooms, a music room, a commons/general classroom space for multiple uses, small learning areas between classrooms for small-group teaching and learning, a musical instrument storage area, and an administrative office and storage area. Each building also has a covered walkway connecting it to the main school building at each site, an elevator, two sets of stairs, and restrooms on each floor.

Exterior finishes and colors are designed to coordinate with the main one-story school buildings on the same campus.