Pioneer mini-building dedication is January 17

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Pioneer mini-building dedication is January 17

The newly constructed two-story Pioneer Elementary mini-building will open its doors to students on January 17 and be the site of a dedication ceremony later the same day.

The community is welcome to join Pioneer Elementary students and staff, Superintendent Patrick Murphy, school board members, district staff, and the architect and contractor in a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17.

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

Pioneer Elementary is the first of five two-story classroom mini-buildings to open its doors. Construction continues on the Hansen, Roosevelt, McLane and Centennial elementary school mini-buildings, approved by voters as part of the 2016 school bond.

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.