Manawa to show off school renovations
Tours, ribbon cutting scheduled
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours for recent improvements to Manawa Middle School and Little Wolf High School will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Manawa.
Guided tours are scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., while the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MS/HS commons.
Anyone planning on attending should use the west parking lot and enter the building through the fitness center entrance (Door H5).
“The School District of Manawa is proud to have this opportunity to welcome the public to tour the Manawa Middle School and Little Wolf High School facilities,” District Administrator Melanie Oppor said. “Upgrades to the infrastructure will definitely improve comfort for everyone. However, we are most excited to share the enhancements to the learning spaces throughout the building. Guests will hear about the improved learning spaces during the guided tours led by students and hosted by present and past Board of Education members.”
Meanwhile, stage lighting and sound system upgrades will make concerts and shows a more enjoyable experience for performers and guests, according to Oppor.
“The gymnasium is sporting a newly refinished floor, LED lights, new ceiling fans and the new wall mats provided by the Manawa Athletic Booster Club,” she said. “The dedicated Middle School suite provides autonomy for young teens where they can enjoy a more contemporary learning space and begin their transition to high school. Science, agriculture and technology education labs have all gotten a more modern facelift. The new furniture allows teachers to design flexible learning groups for students. These are just a few of the areas that will be showcased during the tours.”
The referendum enabled the district to make necessary improvements to the learning environment that will benefit every student and staff member for years to come, Oppor said.
Those improvements include a fitness center.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of the School District of Manawa community taxpayers,” Oppor said. “The addition of the fitness center also provides a convenient location for area residents to exercise. More importantly, the fitness center is one more way the SDM invites the community to stay connected with our local schools.”