Extensive Renovations Transform Soule Elementary

September 26, 2014

by AJ Dickinson

After 15 months of construction, the Dr. Lewis F. Soule Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, September 20.  Many locals were astonished as they toured the school, which got an extreme makeover with nearly 20 percent more square footage added during the renovations.

Accompanied by the new gym, library, kindergarten and office suites, every room in the school was also renovated bringing the 52-year-old school up to 21st century status.  From the water bubblers and smartboards to the white board storage areas, the school was designed for efficiency and security, including 17 cameras inside and outside the facility.  Teachers, students, family and friends watched as Bernard H. Campbell of the Salem School Board and Pam Berry, who both had children go through the school, cut the ceremonial ribbon.