ACUSD PhotoThe new gym planned for Alton Middle School is expected to be under construction soon, as ground was broken on the project this week. On Wednesday, members of the school’s championship-winning girls’ basketball team joined school officials to put shovels in the ground on the College Avenue side of the Main Building.

Superintendent Kristie Baumgartner tells The Big Z why another gym is needed.

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The gym is part of an ambitious three-year project that began about a year ago and will include work district-wide. She says some trees had to be removed, but even more trees will be planted to replace what was lost.

 

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