PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As if the first day of school isn’t exciting enough — Grant High School students have a renovated school to look forward to.
After two years of attending classes at Marshall, the $158,000 million investment is ready for students.
Crews were busy working on the final touches like painting and cleaning up construction dust while teachers moved into their new classrooms.
According to the school principal, the school is ready for students bright and early on Wednesday morning.
“I think most of the finishing touches will be finished,” said Principal Carol Campbell. “We may still have some working going on but that will probably happen outside the school day.”
From a new library with comfortable blue chairs and tables to collaborate with classmates, to a spacious gm where the Generals say they’re ready to win both on and off the court.
“I’m really excited about my leadership class in my new room and my dance class in the new dance room,” junior Madyson Roach said. “I’m so excited.”
There’s also a new maker space.
“We have a lot of new supplies like 3D printing machines, materials and whatnot and again it looks just stylish and it’s everything that we would need,” said senior David Bui.
School leaders say the modernized learning environment is flexible, functional and education focused.
“It’s money well spent and we are preparing out students to be citizens of the world and why wouldn’t we invest to prepare them for their next step?” Campell said.
Campbell said she’s grateful to the community for investing in building improvements as part of a bond approved by voters in 2012.
“I believe everyone who steps into Grant will react the same as me,” Bui said. “Just ‘Wow, look at this school, it’s so nice and it’s just going to be a great year and full of great spirit.”