In an eagerly anticipated development, educators, students, and administrators at Fruitland Park Elementary School are buzzing with excitement as the groundbreaking for their new campus kicks off this week at the intersection of Olive Avenue and Urick Street. The enthusiasm is palpable, especially as this new location brings the school closer to the residential neighborhoods where many students reside.
Lake County Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the state-of-the-art Fruitland Park Elementary School campus today. Notably, this event was rescheduled from its initial date and time on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. due to unfavorable weather conditions. This is a massive moment for the Fruitland Park community. They have been needing this for a very long time and we are so happy to see progress being made.
The much-anticipated new building is projected to open its doors to students during the 2024-25 school year, offering an upgraded and modernized educational environment for the Fruitland Park. The school mascot is known as the Challengers and a sand sculpture of the Space Shuttle Challenger was errected in the dirt that will be utilized for the project. Space themes will appear throughout the new building.
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