Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Hoover/Meredith Technology Learning Center

Des Moines Public Schools officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off construction of the new Hoover High School/Meredith Middle School Technology Learning Center. The groundbreaking will be held:

Wednesday, Sept. 8
5:30 p.m.
Hoover High School/Meredith Middle School
4800 Aurora Ave.

The groundbreaking ceremony will involve students from Hoover High School and Meredith Middle School, and include a performance from the Hoover High School band.

In addition to the new Technology Learning Center, renovations taking place this year at Hoover/Meredith include an expansion of the student commons, improved access to technology, creation of additional classrooms, elimination of mobile classrooms, moving offices to the front of the building, and improved security and energy efficiencies. The $5 million project is slated to be finished in August 2011.

“We are thrilled about the improvements being made to Hoover High School and to Meredith Middle School,” said Doug Wheeler, Hoover High School Principal. “The opportunity for our students to share this state-of-the-art Technology Learning Center will be a huge benefit for both of our student populations.”

The Des Moines Independent Community School District is Iowa’s largest provider of public education serving the individual needs of more than 31,000 students in 66 schools with more than 5,000 dedicated teachers and staff. For more information about Des Moines Public Schools visit