McCombs Middle School Celebrates Renovations

McCombs Middle School will celebrate its newly renovated building next week with a trivia contest for students about the school’s history and a community open house.

The school also will hold a “Flashback to the 1970’s” Costume Day in honor of the school, which was built in 1971 and named after former Des Moines superintendent Newell D. McCombs.

The celebration will be held at McCombs Middle School, 201 County Line Road:

“Re-Newell McCombs” Trivia Contest and Costume Day
Wednesday, October 31
10:00 AM

Re-dedication Ceremony and Open House
Thursday, November 1
4:00 to 5:00 PM – Re-dedication Ceremony
5:00 to 6:30 PM – Open House

The $6.8 million renovation project at McCombs began in September 2011. Improvements include eight new classrooms, a renovated auditorium, elimination of mobile classrooms, upgrades in lighting, security and technology, and window and door replacement.

“All school spirit events are intended to show our appreciation for the beautifully renovated facility,” said Nancy Croy, McCombs principal. “The McCombs community wishes to acknowledge our past and embrace our future. We are proud of past traditions and look forward to many productive years in our updated facility.”

The school-wide Trivia Contest on Wednesday will involve teams of students answering 25 questions about the school’s history.

Family members of Newell McCombs will be on hand for the re-dedication ceremony on Thursday and the McCombs band and choir will perform.