LPS lifts the curtain on SHS Performing Arts Center
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The Livonia Public Schools community gathered Monday, October 9, 2017 to officially cut the ribbon to open the brand new, state-of-the-art Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center.

The newly constructed theater and adjacent fine arts practice, storage and instructional spaces total approximately 30,000 square feet.

The 556-seat theater is the second of three PACs to be constructed in Livonia Public Schools, as part of the $195 million bond issue approved by the community in 2013.

The Stevenson PAC was designed by Stantec and constructed by the George W. Auch Company. There are 2,500 lights in the theater; and 194 tons of steel and 80,000 concrete blocks were used in the construction.

Stevenson High School’s new Performing Arts Center mirrors the PAC at Franklin High School. Churchill High School’s PAC is currently under construction.

In addition to the theaters, 17 schools, so far, have received top-to-bottom renovations through the bond issue.

Totaling approximately 2 million square feet, so far, the renovations at the schools, noticeably identified by the “arch” signs in front, include classroom upgrades: new flooring, ceilings, lighting, windows, paint, technology, air handling units and classroom furniture. In addition, the schools have enhanced security and renovated common areas such as cafeterias, lobbies, offices, restrooms and hallways.

The district is proud to see these improvements to the educational spaces, technology and security in our schools. It is with plenty of #LivoniaPride that we celebrate another milestone in this 5-year renovation project in our school district.

Thank you, LPS community! 
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State Rep. Laura Cox presented SHS Principal Gary Harper with a special congratulatory tribute.

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Former LPS Supt. Randy Liepa attended the grand opening of the SHS Performing Arts Center.

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Diane Policelli and Paul Condon, of the LPS Education Foundation.

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