West Lafayette Intermediate School celebrates opening of new building

Class is almost in session at West Lafayette Intermediate School!

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 10:53 PM
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 11:04 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Class is almost in session at West Lafayette Intermediate School!

Believe it or not- it's the first new West Lafayette school to be built in the city since the 1960's.

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the official opening of the new school during its ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon.

West Lafayete Mayor John Dennis said there's been a lot of enthusiasm over the school's opening.

"It really goes to show how strong of a community we are. We all pull on the same side of the rope," Dennis said. "What's good for our school corporation is good for our city, and it's just such an amazing place to be."  

Students took a tour of the brand new building earlier on Monday, which has been under construction since April of 2017.

Current Happy Hollow 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will move over to WLIS.

Dennis said the city's schools have come a long way since he was a student.

"You know West Lafayette was just recently named the third best school corporation in the country," Dennis said. "We have the greatest students, the greatest parents, and now the greatest facilities. It's just the perfect storm."

School will start for students and staff at the new building Tuesday, October 16th.

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