Sign the Beam!

Breaking ground for our new Hamlin Robinson Middle School building.

We patiently waited for the opportunity to host the groundbreaking for our new building and were thrilled to finally gather together on September 30 to celebrate this special event. Guests joined on campus while others followed on Facebook live. Head of School, Stacy Turner, opened our program marking this incredibly exciting time for the school.

HRS has a long history of leadership with determination and resolve; from our founders, the Robinson Family, to our Heads of School including:

Bev Wolf
Bonnie Meyer
Barbara Bradshaw Metz
Jeanne Turner
Joan Beauregard
Stacy Turner

It is because of the hard work and tireless effort of many, the future for Hamlin Robinson School was secured. In addition, the HRS Board of Trustees were bold in their long-term vision for our school. With their foresight, the middle school project became not just a dream, but a reality.

Our capital campaign volunteers, with purpose and drive, helped make this day possible. Steve and Kim Oberto were instrumental in helping HRS acquire the coveted property and reminded us of the power of community.

To know our project is supported by the community, our neighbors, and the Oberto family is a powerful testament to the recognition that every child deserves the right to learn how to read.

We were also thrilled to welcome Marvin Eng, the district representative for Representative Adam Smith. Marvin acts as the liaison between Mr. Smith’s office and the greater community. On behalf of Mr. Smith, he shared,

“For almost 40 years, the Hamlin Robinson School has been an example of leading with equity by creating a safe space for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to thrive and succeed in their education. With their Learning Center, they have also become a resource sharing their expertise and knowledge to teachers, families, and our broader community beyond the walls of the school.”

The HRS Student Council representatives helped prepare our time capsule which includes pieces of Hamlin Robinson’s history to be buried in the new building, where they will remain until opened in the future. Our guests, faculty, and students had the unique and special opportunity to sign their name on a steel beam to be placed in the new middle school.

At HRS, our common purpose is to provide a place where our students feel they belong, and where they can be their authentic self. This expansion into our new home is filled with endless possibilities. We couldn’t be more excited to open our doors and welcome our community in.

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