LAS CRUCES – Members of the LCPS Board of Education will be given the first official tour of Centennial High School at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The school’s construction heads into its 11th hour and the building will be turned over to the Las Cruces Public Schools in the coming weeks, said Superintendent Stan Rounds.
Rounds and Gloria Martinez, LCPS construction projects manager, will lead the extensive tour of the $110 million building, which will open to students onAugust 13, 2012, the first day for high school classes.
“The general contractor, Gerald Martin, is still applying the finishing touches and the school looks fantastic,” said Martinez. “The first official tour always begins with the School Board and I think they are going to be really pleased with what’s been accomplished.”
Tours for the public will be scheduled later in the summer. In addition, an official ribbon-cutting, grand opening and burial of a time capsule will take place on September 22, said Jo Galvan, director of communications.
Centennial is expected to open with approximately 1,100 students. It is located on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, which is nearing completion, with a traffic light and roadway striping to be finished in July, said Martinez. The northern portion of Sonoma Ranch, going south from Lohman Avenue, is still under construction by the City of Las Cruces.