New and Improved School Unveiled
NEW AND IMPROVED – Marking the official re-opening of the Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts – following a two-year, $47.1 million project that essentially doubled the school’s size – New Brunswick Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Named in honor of Paul Robeson, the renowned actor, concert musician, and political activist who was born and raised in New Jersey, the school now has an additional 60,000 square feet of classrooms, science rooms, and multi-purpose rooms. In addition, the project featured the incorporation of multiple, new technology capabilities.
The event was attended by various New Brunswick Public Schools board members and administrators, as well as local community leaders, including New Brunswick’s mayor, James Cahill; Dr. Dale Caldwell, board of education president; and Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent of schools.
Following (see direct links) are photos from today’s Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts re-opening event.
- The impressive, new exterior of Robeson School.
- Students, school district administrators and faculty, community leaders, state officials, and many others were on hand as a ribbon was cut to mark the official re-opening of Robeson School.
- Today’s event featured a drummer … and more drummers … a juggler … some dancers … and assorted other characters!
- For those who toured the refurbished facility, a cartoonist was on hand to provide mementos of the occasion.
- Lizette Delgado Polanco, CEO of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, addresses today’s gathering, while Mayor James Cahill, Dr. Aubrey Johnson, and Dr. Dale Caldwell look on.
- (front row, from left) Dr. Aubrey Johnson, Mayor James Cahill and Dr. Roy Epps, president and CEO of the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick celebrate the re-opening of Robeson School.