Groundbreaking for school is set

September 19, 2004

About 800 Marley Middle School pupils will perform a victory cheer for their new building at a groundbreaking ceremony to be held Tuesday.

Construction of the $33 million building in Glen Burnie began in June. It is to open for classes in 2006, said Susan Cassidy, Marley's principal. The old building, constructed in 1958, will be demolished at that time.

The new school will feature networked classrooms and a modern media center and science labs. Classrooms at Marley currently lack Internet access, Cassidy said.

"When you have a teachable moment, you have nothing in the room you can go to to have instant access to information," Cassidy said.

She said she wanted to involve the children in the ceremony in some way because they, their families and the community had waited 12 years for construction to begin.

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