Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 4, 2012

Breaking ground


“It’s a general focus on keeping the children involved in the construction and understanding what’s going on. While it’s going to be difficult to give up this school, we wanted to give them the opportunity to embrace the new school,” said Forsman.

Forsman expects to pose a Question of the Week about the construction and have a piece of construction equipment in the lobby to see if students can guess what it is. Later this month, they will join construction workers to do stand and stretch exercises during safety week.

“The upper grades may talk about electricity. If we have a chance to have in a supervisor in charge of the electricity, there might be a connection,” he said. “The cooperation that’s gone on [with the contractor and the architect] as been impressive. We’re all pulling in the same direction.”

“We’re not done yet. But we are started, and that’s a big thing,” Deso said.

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