Assabet Valley celebrating major renovation – October 24

by beth on October 19, 2015

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Above: You are invited to check out Assabet’s newly spruced up digs this weekend. (contributed Photo)

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School has completed its 3 year, $64.2 Million renovation. The vocational/tech school is holding a celebration this Saturday, October 24.

The public is invited to attend, especially alumni. (And I’m guessing they’d love families with 8th graders to come check it out, too.)

The event begins with a 9:00 am receptions and 10:00 am ribbon cutting. Throughout the day, there will be building tours, refreshments and entertainment, along with sporting events:

Assabet_grand re-opening_flyerAssabet Valley Announces Grand Re-Opening Celebration

For three years, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High has been working on a $62.4 million renovation project, updating the forty-two year old building with new plumbing and wiring, new heating and cooling, new windows and doors, new life safety systems (fire alarms system), a new security system with cameras, a new roof, new multi-purpose science labs, and becoming more handicap accessible. The Massachusetts School Building Authority covered 53.5% of the cost, with the member towns contributing the rest.

Staff and students have endured the construction ramifications of accidental fire alarms, power outages, shuffled classrooms, and spotty internet with patience, knowing that the end result would be well worth the effort, and the delivery of quality education did not miss a beat. 

On October 24th, the school is celebrating the final outcome with a Grand Re-Opening event, beginning at 9 AM with a coffee and pastry reception, followed by the official ribbon cutting at 10 AM. There will be building tours , refreshments, entertainment and sports events throughout the day.

“We are inviting everyone to join with us in celebrating the completion of our renovation project. We would especially like to encourage our alumni to visit and see all the changes to their alma mater. With the cooperation of the weather, we hope to have a tremendous crowd here, all feeling the spirit that is Assabet Valley,” announced Mark Hollick, Principal.

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