LOCKWOOD- Plans are moving forward for the future Lockwood High School.
More than 100 8th graders for the class of 2023 registered for school last week.
The board will be looking to hire coaches and administrators at its next meeting, according to Superintendent Tobin Novasio.
Construction of the $49.9 million high school is on schedule.
Lockwood Schools posted on social media that crews have put up the first walls and poured floors for part of the building.
Construction started in February and the Freshmen Academy will be ready this fall. The rest of the high school will be finished in the fall of 2020.
Those 8th graders will make up the first freshman class, with basic courses.
A full curriculum will be available by the first class’s junior year.
Novasio expects about 550 students for the 2022-23 school year.
Langlas & Associates, the company building the school has also recently built other schools in Billings.
“Probably working on schools is one of the most fun commercial projects,” said Joe Clark, Langlas project manager. “The excitement from a little kid’s standpoint and whether it’s a grade school kid all the way up through high school, everybody’s excited. The entire community gets involved with these schools. This is a big upbeat spirit type lifting project so they’re very enjoyable to work on.”
Also last week, the Sideline Store set up the Lockwood Lions official online store, for Lockwood High School sweatshirts and t-shirts.