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A groundbreaking day for Lockwood High School

Posted at 2:01 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 23:36:18-05

BILLINGS – A groundbreaking celebration was held Friday for Lockwood staff and students at the new high school.

At 2 p.m., a ceremony was held to launch the new high school construction.

Students at the new Lockwood High School will start at a special freshman academy, although the school isn’t set to be finished until fall of 2020.

Superintendent Tobin Novasio said a special auxiliary building will be ready in August, placing roughly 125 freshmen in Lockwood to start the school year.

The building will house a gym, classrooms and common areas for students before the actual high school is built.

Registration questionnaires are being sent to students and parents to see what classes the district should offer.

Novasio believes they will have enough freshmen to start major sports programs, such as football and basketball.

He added that the district is currently working with the architect to finalize the budget.

The new high school is set to be completed with updated security, a large gym, auditorium, and spaces for career and tech education.

Reporting by Zoe Zandora for MTN News