Hilliard City schools students and residents can get a first look at the new Hilliard Memorial Middle School, 2900 Walker Road, at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.
Construction began last spring on the $38 million, 140,000-square-foot middle school, which is adjacent to Hilliard Bradley High School.
The new school replaces the former Memorial at 5600 Scioto Darby Road. That building will be rebranded as Hilliard Station Sixth Grade School when classes begin Aug. 22.
The former Hilliard Station Sixth Grade School, 3859 Main St., will be known as the Innovative Hub and join the Innovation Campus, which also includes the McVey Innovative Learning Center and Innovative Annex, said Stacie Raterman, a spokeswoman for the district.
"We are excited to welcome all staff, students, and community members to the new Memorial Middle School for the start of the 2018-19 school year," Deputy Superintendent Mike McDonough said. "We have had a great team dedicated to the completion of this project under budget and couldn't be prouder of the end result."
It appears the project could finish at about $2 million under the $38 million budget, Raterman said.
Several staff members and a student are scheduled to speak at the Aug. 13 ceremony and the Memorial orchestra will perform, McDonough said.
After the dedication, Memorial families and community members may tour the school.
The Hilliard school board also is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the new Memorial.