Members of the public can take one last walk through the former Eastern High School building on North Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Superintendent Yvonne Camaal Canul will then lead a ceremonial walk at 6:30 p.m., starting at the new athletic fields and heading over to the new Eastern High School , the former Pattengill Academy on Marshall Street, for a ribbon cutting and tours.
“This will be a great day of celebration for the Lansing School District and everyone in the city of Lansing,” Caamal Canul said, in a press release.
Sparrow Health System purchased the former high school property in 2016 for nearly $2.5 million, though the district continued to use the building until this year.
The district invested $14 million in the Pattengill building to transform it into a modern learning facility. It will feature new biochemistry labs, classrooms with the latest learning technology and furniture and a new gym, according to a press release.
An estimated 1,250 students in seventh through 12th grades will attend classes at the new school.
Construction has entered the final stages at the new Eastern Fields. The more than $10 million project will feature a new stadium for football, soccer and track and field, in addition to baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and added parking.