Things have become much quieter over at Hamilton–signaling that, with exception of a few finishing touches, the school is ready for the big move. According to a letter they delivered to homes in the immediate area, we’ll be seeing moving trucks shuttle furniture, equipment and books between Lincoln and the 41st and Densmore side of Hamilton this month and next, as crews prepare for the first day of school on Wednesday, September 8.
The letter also announces two public events to mark the grand opening of the school:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
On Thursday, September 2, 2010, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Hamilton International Middle School. The celebration will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 10:00 a.m. If you are planning on attending this event, please R.S.V.P. to Dick Lee at (206) 252-0476 or e-mail him at [email protected]. Please assemble at the main Hamilton entrance on N. 41st St. at 8:45 a.m.
All Community Celebration, Saturday, October 2, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
On Saturday, October 2, 2010, an all community celebration will be held at Hamilton. This will be an opportunity for the community to come tour the renovated historical school building as well as the new gym, which adds 8,334 sq. ft. of indoor community recreation space, and the new Wallingford Park interface, with new school/community amphitheater. Refreshments will be served.
Speaking of the new Wallingford Park interface, I noticed that the gravel path on the playfield has been re-connected. Anyone go out there yet and measure the length? If not, I’ll break out my trusty Garmin and report back!
Here’s a photo album of the new school’s exterior and surrounds, created by 8 year-old budding photographer, LittleWallyDude.