The public can tour the new Desert Hills Middle School building in Kennewick Aug. 26 after a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting.
It will be a chance to see the new building before students head back to class Aug. 30. Some students will serve as tour docents, talking about the new building.
The middle school at 1701 S. Clodfelter Road, replaces the Desert Hills Middle School buildings that opened in 1977 just off 10th Ave. The multi-building school had no significant remodels through the years and was rebuilt on a new campus site.
Now the 110,400-square-foot middle school has 37 classrooms, two gyms, a fitness lab, cafeteria, orchestra and band rooms, and five computer labs.
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It is the first middle school in the Kennewick School District to have its own track.