Jul 30, 2014

Restored Middle School Opens to Parents Thursday

School re-opened this week after being closed for months while mold was removed

Restored Middle School Opens to Parents Thursday

Parents are invited to an open house at the recently re-opened Manchester Township Middle School to see the restoration work that has been completed since the building was closed when mold was discovered this past summer. 

The 2759 Ridgeway Rd. school, which Superintendent of Schools David Trethaway said is "safe and is in excellent condition," will be open to visitors between 5 and 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the district. 

"There will not be a formal program, however, administrators, staff, and students will be available to answer questions and provide tours of the school," reads a statement on the school district website.

Middle school students had been sharing Manchester Township High School on a split schedule which ended this Monday. MTMS students were given a tour of their restored building last week. 

On his blog, Trethaway said that the transition for middle school students "went extremely well."

"This could have only occurred with the cooperation of the parents, staff and students," he said. 

Administrators, staff and secretaries came in over the Thanksgiving weekend to prepare for the re-opening.

"I can honestly say that the opening on Monday could not have happened without the 'extra effort' put forth by our staff," Trethaway said.

The school's gym floor is undergoing replacement and that facility will not be available for use until late-December, Trethaway said. Until then, basketball teams will practice in the Ridgeway Elementary School gym. 

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