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Pine Lake Middle School Celebrates New Building with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pine Lake Middle School Celebrates New Building with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 11 October, 2018
What truly makes a school special? At Pine Lake Middle School, it is the people and school traditions that create a special sense of place and belonging. So it is no surprise that the Pine Lake Wolverines’ ribbon cutting ceremony honored tradition while celebrating the new. Principal Michelle Caponigro expressed her thanks to the many people involved from the contracts and architects, to the ISD New Construction Team to staff members and the families and community members who made the rebuild possible by approving the 2016 school bond. PLMS Wood Shop Teacher, Roy Cress, gave a heartfelt speech and explained that when Pine Lake has a get together it is traditional to sing a song. He grabbed his guitar and got the whole crowd singing a rendition of This Land is Your Land. Maia Knox from the City of Sammamish was also at the event and expressed the importance of schools and great learning environments to the greater community. Superintendent Ron Thiele took a few moments to express his thanks to voters for supporting the District’s bonds and levies as well as all of the hard work of those involved in the project. The night was capped off with the Issaquah School Board of Directors cutting the ribbon on the stage. Left to Right: Maia Knox, Communications Manager City of Sammamish, Jason Morse, Executive Director of Middle Schools, Michelle Caponigro, Principal at PLMS, and School Board Directors Lisa Callan, Suzanne Weaver (with the scissors), President Anne Moore, and Marnie Maraldo. After the event, attendees enjoyed dessert treats and toured the new building.