Thanks to the generous support of LPS voters, a new middle school will be built on the Newton campus, while school is in session at Newton. The new school will replace the failing structure and will solve ADA issues, as well as provide the appropriate space for small and large group instruction, creativity and innovation. It will provide space for the LPS NOVA program, which serves students grades kindergarten through 12 with emotional disabilities, and it will include space for professional development for LPS teachers.
A new junior stadium will also be built on the Newton campus. It will provide additional playable surfaces for students in both district-sponsored junior varsity and varsity sports as well as club sports in the community.
New playing fields and parking will be constructed to serve the school, the neighborhood and the junior stadium. The new configuration will provide safer student drop-off and pick-up locations for parents and buses.
(January 13, 2021) Roofing is complete and the building is "dried in." Exterior and interior doors are being installed. Ceiling tile and corridor flooring is being installed in the 7th and 8th grade wings. The cafetorium learning stairs have been finished with plywood and measurements are being taken for the final flooring material. The gym has been painted and meetings about wood floors are shceduled. Equipment for the gym will be delivered in the next few weeks. The STEM amphitheater walls have been poured. Kitchen hoods are installed.
(November 2020) Progress on the new school is currently on-schedule. The asphalt in the parking lot is complete. The learning stair in the cafetorium is currently under construction. Roofing on the gymnasium has been completed, and skylight framing has been completed throughout the school. Cabinetry is currently being installed in the 8th grade wing.
(July 28, 2020) Over the course of summer 2020, immense progress has been made on the new Newton Middle School, and it is officially 1/3 complete! The building's foundation has been poured, and over 360 concrete piers were drilled and poured. The majority of the underground utilities have been installed, and all concrete slab on grade pours are complete. The gymnasium mansonry is in its final stages, and the cranes onsite are erecting hundreds of steel beams to frame out the classroom wings and main building areas. Stud framing and interior plumbing, electricaly, and HVAC work has begun. Roofing will begin in the next few weeks.
Construction of new middle school on Newton Middle School campus
Projected Grand Opening: Fall of 2021!