Plaque Dedication at Prodell

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The District recently held a walkthrough and plaque dedication at the Middle School to provide the Board of Education, district administrators and the community with an overview of the school’s recently completed and upcoming projects.

Following an introduction by Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole and a historical account of the school and its past updates by Director of Facilities Angelo Andreotti, Principal Kevin Vann gave a guided tour that highlighted recently completed updates and enhancements. The walkthrough was an opportunity for those present to hear about new security measures, including the double-lock security vestibule system and the protective bollards in front of the building, as well as various upgrades throughout the building.

Highlights were the newly renovated main office suite, the fully enclosed library/media center with touchscreens, an inviting makerspace and new lighting. In addition, Mr. Vann pointed out that new enclosed walls present spaces to showcase student artwork. Other highlights were the new ADA-compliant lift for students with difficulties navigating the stairway to the band and chorus stage, a revamped music room with a new ceiling, the new sound system in the auditorium, and a new floor and motorized bleachers in the gym. The tour culminated with a plaque dedication outside the new kitchen and cafeteria addition, which was also a part of the 2015 voter-approved capital project bond referendum.