Will there be a formal event celebrating the opening of Southwest Junior High's new addition?
Yes, an open house is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 2511 Inverness Drive, according to Julie Boyle, communications director for Lawrence public schools. As part of a $54 million facility bond issue approved by Lawrence voters in April 2005, 16 new classrooms were added to the school and the school's cafeteria was enlarged. Students moved into the new addition earlier this month. The classrooms are part of a $6.9 million building project at the school that went under construction in January 2006. The project also includes an auxiliary gym, a conference room, a hallway and three courtyards. The last part of the project, the gym, is expected to be completed next month.