Clovis Municipal Schools is holding a community open house today at the newly built WD. Gattis Middle School to give parents, students, and community members an opportunity to preview the school before the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 15.
By the numbers
900: Student capacity of the new middle school
750 to 900: Size, in square feet, of many of the classrooms
• The school will be fueled by geothermal energy, which is generated and stored in the earth.
• There is a large outdoor courtyard in the center of the school that will contain trees and covered picnic tables that students can use to eat lunch. The area will also be used for school assemblies.
• Nearly every classroom has window-to-ceiling windows to allow natural light in.
What: Gattis Middle School Open House
Where: 5100 N. Thornton Street
When: 2 p.m.-6 p.m
— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Emily Crowe