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In with the old and the new
Sequim’s old high school building has a new look and the Sequim School District wants you to see it.
The public is invited to an open house at 503 N. Sequim Ave., from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to view completed work and what’s to come in the historical building.
School district officials cut a ribbon at 1 p.m. to start the event outside the Sequim Avenue entrance located by the old school bell. The bell was restored and moved in 2013 to the Sequim Avenue entrance through a joint effort among Eagle Scouts, Sequim alumni and district maintenance crew.
The building has slowly been renovated over the years to convert old and unused classrooms to administrative offices, storage and community spaces.
Some of the renovation in the old high school building has provided hands-on experience for Sequim’s Building Trades students, under instructor Riley Stites and Facilities Director John McAndie and his crew.
The school district looks to honor students from 2007 to today who have worked on the project and invite them to participate in the event.
The Sequim High School choir will perform under the direction of John Lorentzen. Tours and light refreshments will be available through the event along with an exhibit of historical area schoolhouses.
Parking is in adjacent lots at Sequim High School. For more information, call the district office at 582-3260.