Demolition at Lincoln Middle School is underway on the north side of the campus.
The construction, which will result in a partial renovation and rebuild of the building, was made possible by the $100 million zero-tax-rate-increase bond referendum passed last spring by the District #7 community. The construction will keep the original 1925 portion of the school building intact. Over the decades, Lincoln Middle School has undergone various additions, which has led to different floor levels that require steep stairs to get from one area of the building to another. The renovations and rebuilding will help improve the navigability of the school.
The north side currently being demoed will be rebuilt with the new gyms, the kitchen, the commons area, media center and locker rooms. It will open for students in the fall of 2025.
The entire Lincoln Middle School renovation and rebuild is projected to be finished in the fall of 2027.
Superintendent Dr. Patrick Shelton had the honor of taking down the first bricks.