Duluth Denfeld High School Still Under Construction, Teachers Moving In

By KBJR News 1

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 9:53 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - School bells will be ringing in about two weeks in Duluth, but carpenters' saws could also be running up until the last minute.

(To see inside the new school, check out the video.)

The new facilities at Denfeld High still need to be finished-up, but teachers are starting to move in.

That's while workers are putting in floors, installing kitchen devices and adding finishing touches in some areas.

The science department got a head start in moving in this week.

Boxes are finally being unpacked in their final destination in the new wing in Denfeld High School.

One science teacher says she's happy to check-out the new space, get items like chemicals and goggles put away and get students moved-in.

"It will be a real relief. I've packed up two chemistry labs and so, to be able to unpack now and to be done, I'm looking forward to it and there's a tremendous amount of work ahead, before it's all put away but it will be lovely," said Denfeld science teacher Carolyn Heistad.

Some new amenities in the science labs include, large basin sinks, extra storage, SMART boards, and a modern fume hood.

Not all the teachers have been able to get into their rooms yet as parts of the building are still being worked on, but teachers say if students have to help organize rooms at the start of class, it will give students more ownership in their new school.

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