Monday saw not only the start of a new school week for Lynn middle school students, but also the start of a new era in learning. For the first time in almost 20 years, (since the completion of Lynn Classical) Lynn students have a new school.
The old Thurgood Marshall Middle School is now replaced by the state-of-the-art building on 100 Brookline Ave. And state of the art it is, with Apple Labs, music and art rooms, consumer science labs and sea glass ceilings, the school feels more like a Disney Channel set then a place of learning.
Gone are the days of pausing a lesson while the Commuter Rail train goes by or a jet flies over. The new building is soundproof.
The water eye wash fountains in the science labs are directly connected to the Fire Department, as students and teachers realized on Monday.
Vice Principal Stephanie Doucette put it best during a 6th grade assembly, “We’re going to live the dream at the new Marshall Middle School.”