Lindbergh Schools Break Ground On New Buildings

New construction will lead to a second middle school at the current Truman Elementary

Sam Stryjewski, an Early Childhood Education student at Concord School, on Wednesday helped break ground for the conversion of Concord School into an elementary school. Sam's mom, Megan Stryjewski, is principal at Truman Elementary School. photo by Diana Linsley (click for larger version)
12/18/2009 - Lindbergh Schools broke ground on two sites - a brand-new early childhood education building and a renovated elementary school - on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

The projects kick off construction for Prop. R 2008, a $31 million bond issue that will reduce overcrowding in the district and create a second neighborhood middle school.

The Concord School building, 10305 Concord School Road, is currently home to Lindbergh Early Childhood Education. It will double in size and be converted to a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2011.

Early Childhood Education will be moved into a new, 28,650-square-foot building, to be located on the campus of Lindbergh High School, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd. It is specifically designed for early childhood education, with 14 larger classrooms, a playground, restrooms in each classroom, an open courtyard and two multipurpose areas. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010.

Students are expected to move into the new Concord Elementary building in the fall of 2011. A ceremony to begin construction to double the size of the school was held on Wednesday, Dec. 16. photo by Diana Linsley (click for larger version)
Sperreng Middle School's enrollment is about 1,300, making it the largest middle school in Missouri. When elementary students move into the new Concord Elementary building in fall 2011, Truman will be converted back into a middle school, creating two neighborhood facilities and relieving stress on Sperreng. Truman Middle School will open in fall 2011.

"Our new home at Concord is ging to be very modern and state-of-the-art. We are excited to make the transition in 2011," said Megan Stryjewski, principal of Truman Elementary School.

The ECE and Concord buildings are both designed by Ittner Architects and will be constructed by Diestelkamp Construction.

Artist's rendering of the new Lindbergh Early Childhood Education Center to be constructed on the campus of Lindbergh High School. (click for larger version)
When Prop. R 2008 is complete, Lindbergh Schools will include one high school, two middle schools, five expanded elementary schools, and an early childhood education facility.

Prop. R 2008 was passed by a 72 percent majority of voters last November. In addition to the two projects beginning this week, Long and Crestwood elementary schools will receive new additions and facelifts to the fronts of the buildings, and Truman and Sperreng will be updated. Kennerly and Sappington elementary schools underwent similar transformations as part of Prop. R 2006.

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