Retired Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison, former Lakewood mayor and former commander at Fort Lewis, is scheduled to be the guest of honor at a grand opening ceremony this week for the Lakewood school named for him.
The public is invited to attend the celebration for the new Harrison Preparatory School, 9103 Lakewood Drive SW, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Refreshments and tours of the school will be available immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Attendees should turn onto Redwood Drive Southwest from Lakewood Drive Southwest. Signs and parking attendants will indicate where visitors should park.
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The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Harrison Prep was held in August 2012. The construction was paid for primarily with funds from a bond measure approved by voters in the Clover Park School District in 2010. Harrison Prep and the adjoining Four Heroes Elementary, which opens in the fall, were built together; the combined cost for the two projects is an estimated $74 million.
Students and staff moved into the new school in January. Harrison Prep, which serves students in grades six through 12, is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. IB is a rigorous college-prep program with a global focus.
For more information about Thursday’s celebration, please contact Clover Park School District’s community relations office at 253-583-5040.