Open Houses planned for Irving, Norwood Park

The public is invited to attend open house celebrations to mark the completion of renovations at Irving Middle School and Norwood Park Elementary School.

The Irving Middle School open house will be held Sunday, February 26, from 1 - 3 p.m. (2745 South 22nd Street). The public is invited to join staff and students for refreshments, guided tours, student art and music.

The Norwood Park Elementary School open house will be held Sunday, March 5, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (4710 North 72nd Street). There will be a brief ceremony with remarks and a reception starting at 2 p.m.

Improvements at Irving included: conversion to a more efficient geothermal heating and cooling system; overhaul of all classrooms; renovation of the library media area, music rooms, computer labs, office and other school spaces; addition of new windows; addition of new secure entrance; making the school technology-ready; adding new lighting and new roof.

At Norwood Park construction included: an upgrade to heating and cooling systems; creation of additional space to address deficiencies; a new kitchen and cafeteria; renovated main entrance; improving indoor air quality; and code updates.

Renovations at both schools were a result of the 2014 bond issue.

Published: February 20, 2017, Updated: February 20, 2017