Niagara Gazette — The Niagara Gazette Aug. 29, 2007 edition, announced the new 85,000 sq. ft. school would open for the school year 2007-2008 housing about 600 students in 31 classrooms. “The students would also look different, as a dress code enacted with parental support will see them wearing blue and gold polo shirts this coming year.” Financial assistance for these uniforms was provided by the Niagara County Department of Social Services and the Office of the Niagara County Sheriff. While the dress code is optional, it is currently almost universally followed. The cost for this entire project was roughly $25 million.
The current school website states: “The school is designed to provide a state-of-the-art academic and community wing. The exterior is striking with its primary colors precast panels and glass “curtain walls.” The structure is energy efficient and functions separately in function and operation as a community center and academic wing. Our single story community wing houses a pool, auditorium, outdoor stage, a cafeteria and family resource center. The academic wing is a three-story structure that includes administrative offices and conference room, a media center, an art room, a technology lab and 32 classrooms. The entire school capitalizes on the beautiful natural light captured by the vast windows. Each learning space is equipped with advanced technology, which includes interactive Smartboards, computer stations, amplification systems, LCD TVs and closed circuit broadcasting.” Mrs. Paulette Pierce is the current principal.
This is a beautiful facility and we are lucky to have it.Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.