New Hutchinson Elementary Has Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Alex Wolff

Superintendent Champ, flanked by Board of Education Members, cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open the new elementary school.

Kady Finegan, Staff Reporter, Sophomore

On September 9, the long anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new Hutchinson Elementary School. The original Hutchinson School was built more than 100 years ago, and over the past few years it was realized that the school would not be safe for students and staff. The school board decided that a change was needed and they voted for a new Hutchinson school to be built. The new building has been under construction since before the Covid-19 crisis, and the old will be demolished soon.

Some important figures present were the superintendent of schools Dr. Cheryl Champ, the former Board of Education president Madeline Smith, and the current BOE president Jessica DeDomenico. The three of them together cut the ribbon and revealed the brand new elementary school to everyone. 

“This new Hutchinson School is a shining example of what a community can accomplish together when we collectively work on behalf of our children,” said Champ (press release desk, news partner). Also at the ceremony were school officials, staff, current and former students of Hutchinson, and Pelham citizens. Now that students will start going to school in the new building, the former school is going to be turned into a new playground. The new school is the only elementary school with air conditioning as well as an exclusive makerspace.