Fort Riley Middle School Begins Move To New Building

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Less than a week after finishing up the school year, Fort Riley Middle School is in the process of moving out.

Tuesday morning USD 475 partnered with 1st Infantry Division soldiers to help move materials from the current Fort Riley Middle School to the new facility, which is currently under construction.

During the lunch hour soldiers were presented with the Shining Star Award from Geary County Schools.

"It’s been a great partnership," said Fort Riley Middle School Principal Joe Handlos. "They’ve been a part of our Wellness Fair, they’ve been a part of our swimming unit when 8th graders go to Moon Lake as an outing for our canoeing; they’ve been a part of that. They’ve also been here when we did the groundbreaking for the building."

The new middle school is a 176,077 square foot structure with 64 classrooms built for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

The old middle school is schedule to be demolished on June 2nd.