FRONT ROYAL – The new Warren County Middle School is nearing completion, with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 9:oo a.m. on July 31.
The new middle school cost a total of $32,820,000, and is scheduled to open on August 15.
Melody Sheppard, assistant superintendent of administration for Warren County Public Schools, said the building will reach “substantial completion” sometime next week and will be fully completed about 30 days after that.
The new middle school does not come with many surprises in terms of its design. “We like a traditional-looking school, so we went with a traditional style,” Sheppard said. In fact, during a tour of the school Wednesday, Sheppard pointed out similarities the new middle school has with other schools in the division. Like the current middle school, the new school is a large, brick building with columns on the outside.
While most of the school is similar to existing schools in the district, Sheppard said it does have a few unique aspects. The library, for instance, will have a circular shape. The building will have windows in nearly all of its classrooms. Sheppard could think of just one or two rooms that will not have windows. “That was by design because of natural light,” Sheppard said.
Work on the middle school has taken place over two years and has occurred because of growing enrollment numbers and because the school division wants eighth graders to learn in a middle school. The school has an occupancy of 800 people.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the middle school took place on Oct. 15, 2015, while the contractor, Howard Shockey & Sons, was selected on June 25 of the same year.
After the ribbon-cutting, the Warren County Middle School will be rededicated and renamed Skyline Middle School at an 11 a.m. ceremony.
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