It’s official! The new wing of Lynbrook High School is nearing completion and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the board of education and administrators on Sept. 1.
“It has been a collective effort to complete this project and expand the opportunities of Lynbrook High School’s students,” Dr. Melissa Burak, superintendent of schools, said. “It was our dream and our vision to get to where we are today. With the setbacks due to COVID and the delays in materials, it was truly a climb, but we are excited to welcome our students to the new spaces.”
Added Board of Education President William Belmont, “When you see the space and how much it enhances the educational process for our students, it really is a very exciting time.”
The new wing, which was approved by residents in October of 2017 as part of a larger bond project, boasts several educational enhancements. Included in the new section of the high school are a school store, which will provide on-campus opportunities to learn business skills; a classroom for the high school Career Development Program; individual rehearsal spaces for the orchestra, choral and band groups; an innovation center; modernized art classrooms; and an updated family and consumer science classroom. Additionally, the nurse’s office has been relocated to the new area and an outside courtyard off the cafeteria has been constructed.
In honor of her years of service and dedication to the Lynbrook Public Schools, the new wing will be dedicated to longtime board of education member and Lynbrook resident Alicemarie Bresnihan at a ceremony in October. Members of Bresnihan’s family were also in attendance for the ribbon-cutting.
The district plans to hold an open house for residents to tour the facility in the future.