Grand Junction-Workers in Grand Junction are laying the foundation for a new dual–language elementary school as construction continues on the rehabilitation of the historic Riverside School. When completed in March of next year the new 17,000 square–foot dual-immersion academy will provide education in both English and Spanish for elementary school students.
Workers are also rehabilitating the historic Riverside School. It opened in 1918 to educate many members of the community. The school fell into disrepair after it closed. Members of the Riverside Community formed a task force to improve the close–knit Riverside neighborhood, as well as re–making the old school into a cultural center.
$1.5 million dollars will go into refurbishing the old school building, which is scheduled to open in January of 2007. In addition, to these new facilitlies the task force is offering a two week Fun in the Sun Multicultural Camp the first two weeks of August at Riverside Park.
The free camp is open to all children. For more information on the Fun in the Sun Camp stop by the Riverside Task Force offices on Main Street just east of the intersection of Highway 340 and Riverside Park Drive.
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