Celebrating Back to School at the New PHS

September 4, 2015

by Kaela Law

As the summer wore on, Pelham residents drove up Marsh Road watching the progress of the Pelham High School expansion project.  Just days before the start of the 2015-2016 school year, the addition was completed, and the building was ready to foster new student growth and learning.

On the morning of Aug. 31, the first day of school, the PHS student body and staff held an unofficial ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the building.

“A proper learning environment will certainly inspire success among our students, and it is my pleasure to invite Pelham High School seniors to be the first to step foot in our new facility,” explained Amanda Lecaroz, superintendent of Pelham schools.  The Senior Class President Heather Snide and Vice President Allie Hoey led the way through the entrance doors followed by the rest of the Pelham High School seniors and underclassmen to begin the school year in their new classrooms.

Construction will continue on the older building of the high school throughout the course of the year to upgrade the main offices, cafeteria, library, gymnasium and locker rooms, as well as to create a new auditorium.  Although a few classes will still take place in the older building, the majority will be held in the new facilities.

“I want to thank our community for supporting this project,” said Lecaroz.