H.O. Brittingham Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Joined by media partners, state and local legislators, Board of Education members and the local community, the school opened its doors for the first time to guests wishing to see the new building.
“We are very excited to be celebrating the opening of H.O. Brittingham with the members of the Milton community as well as with our Cape staff and families,” said Brian Bassett, Director of Capital Projects for Cape Henlopen School District. “The construction for this school started in early 2017, and has come together seamlessly thanks to the construction company Richard Y. Johnson and Son, as well as the team at Tetra Tech. We could not have done it without either of their support and dedication to this project over the last year and a half, and we are looking forward to welcoming our students officially on Tuesday, September 4.” Much like Love Creek Elementary, the building is divided into grade level pods with six classrooms in each pod. The hallways between the classrooms are designed to be a collaborative learning environment where students can work together in small groups, teachers can meet with an entire grade, and they also have the ability to teach a combined lesson.
“This has been a project that’s been a little more than two years in the making,” said Robert Fulton, Superintendent of Cape Henlopen School District. “The new H.O. Brittingham was approved during the 2016 referendum along with Love Creek Elementary and Rehoboth Elementary, so it’s been very exciting to see two out of the three come together, so far. We’re looking forward to the welcoming students at Rehoboth Elementary next fall.” In addition to the new Rehoboth Elementary, that’s currently under construction, Milton Elementary and the Lewes School will undergo some updates and renovations over the next five years. Milton Elementary will begin its updates during next school year, and the Lewes School will be on the schedule for renovation once the new Sussex Consortium is complete. Richard Y. Johnson and Son, who also built, H.O. Brittingham, Love Creek, Rehoboth Elementary and the Sussex Consortium, will also be the contracting company for the renovations.
“H.O. Brittingham is the second of three brand new elementary schools for our district and we are very proud of how it has turned out,” said Bassett. “We are sure that our students, staff, and families will enjoy the new school and all that it has to offer.”
For more information on the Cape Henlopen School District, and the upcoming school construction projects, visit capehenlopenschools.com.