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Quincy celebrates opening of first new school in QPS district

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Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday afternoon at the new Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School in Quincy to catch a glimpse inside.

Students have already wrapped up the first week of classes inside the new facility. The school is currently serving students grades K-3.

The inside is covered in bright colors. Each grade has been assigned its own color. That color is incorporated into art and the school building itself.

The district celebrated with a dedication ceremony including Superintendent Roy Webb and Board President Sayeed Ali.

"Welcome to the newest school in the state of Illinois," Supt. Webb said Wednesday afternoon.

Principal Brian Trowbridge says starting in a new school gives the feeling of the first day of school for everyone involved.

"It's a sense of getting anxious to get it going," Trowbridge explained. "Even more so in this situation because you are transitioning into a brand new school, a brand new environment. You are always anxious to get it up and running. That's always part of it, even more so this year."

As for what's next, bids will go out Thursday for the Harrison School site project.

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