Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:48

Grand opening of new Maverick School facility in Swift Current, Sept. 26, 2016

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A celebration of Maverick School's new permanent home in Swift Current took place during a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 26. There were speeches by dignitaries, a plaque unveiling, musical entertainment and an opportunity for guests to tour the new facility. Maverick School opened in October 1993. It provides a more independent educational environment for students who are looking for an alternative to the regular school system. The school was located in a building at the corner of 4th Avenue NW and Chaplin Street West since 1996. In March 2015 the Chinook School Division board approved a tender of $2.4 million from Frontier Construction for the new school on the KIN school site, next to the former Oman School. The project involved the renovation of the existing KIN building and a new addition. Students started the new school year in the modern facility on the city's south side, which provides a lot more space than at their previous downtown location. The new school has many design elements that facilitates learning in a student-friendly environment. There are one, two and four-person student offices with computers for each seat, a computer lab for part-time students, a video conference room and designated areas for the art and music programs.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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