July 31: Turrill Elementary to host ribbon cutting ceremony for opening of year-round school

Turrill Elementary School, the site of Lapeer Community Schools’ brand new year-round elementary school, will host a community ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 31 at 4 p.m. Students, parents and community members are invited to share in the excitement of this new educational opportunity in the District. The first school bell rings on the following morning, August 1.

The school, for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, will operate on a balanced academic calendar with a shorter summer and more frequent breaks than the traditional calendar. Year-round students will also be able to take advantage of intersession weeks throughout the year to pursue theme-based learning opportunities.

Superintendent Matt Wandrie has been encouraged by the community’s response to the school and excited about what it says about the future of LCS.

“It’s clear that many parents see value in what the balanced calendar has to offer, and we have a waiting list to prove it,” Wandrie said. “Turrill embodies what is a profound transformation for the District. We want to be a district that is responsive to the desires of the families we serve, a district  that embraces change with choice.”

Wandrie will speak at the ceremony alongside Turrill Principal Ken Janczarek. The ceremony will last between 20-30 minutes.

Turrill Elementary is located at 785 South Elm Street, just south of downtown Lapeer.

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