A celebration of the new Lewiston-Porter
By Terry Duffy and Joshua Maloni
It was a community celebration on Tuesday, as the Lewiston-Porter School District unveiled the signature piece of its $26 million districtwide capital improvement project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the high school's new glass-enclosed atrium.
"There's been some great things that have been happening a Lewiston-Porter for a very long time," said Paul Casseri, Lewiston-Porter superintendent of schools. "This is a great event; a time to celebrate those who have come forward, and those who will carry on the Lancer tradition.
"Today, we unveil to our community the fruits of a $26 million project that has transformed our district. We have truly transformed our district - not just here at the high school. This project will provide new learning spaces, and a much-improved learning environment for all of our students."
Following the ribbon-cutting by Casseri and Lew-Port Board of Education President Jodee Riordan, visitors went on to experience first-hand all that is new at Lew-Port during a tour.
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The renovation included a totally revamped learning environment, with updated classrooms, new labs, art and music departments, technical improvements throughout, a host of athletic updates and a sparkling new fitness center.
Throughout the district, buildings at all levels were updated with new mechanicals, windows, doors, the latest in security enhancements, improved classrooms and phys-ed facilities.
"We have made great improvements to our district's physical environment. These buildings belong to you, the community. With this new look to our campus, I'm sure the district will achieve new heights," Casseri said, and received a round of applause.
Jodee Riordan cuts the ribbon as a crowd watches from behind.