LOCKWOOD — The bells have rung and pencils are out as the Lockwood High School doors opened Tuesday to its first-ever class of freshmen.
These students are starting the first chapter of Lockwood High School, and the first class that will graduate from the school.
In February, crews broke ground on construction of the new school, a $49.9 million project.
Construction of the new high school will include updated security, a large gym, an auditorium that will seat up to 700 people and spaces for career and tech education.
On Tuesday, Langlas & Associates bough the first freshman class Dickies BBQ for a catered lunch.
Construction is on schedule, according to district officials.
Superintendent Tobin Novasio says it's a monumental moment for Lockwood and the community.
"Being able to enroll freshman and having these kids starting here and start their high school career here in Lockwood," Novasio said. "This is a great group of kids. It's going to be an exciting experience for them. They get to be the leaders they get to establish the tradition."