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Mount Pleasant Schools Get Makeover

This story has been updated to reflect the Alumni Plaza.

This story has been updated to correct information about Alumni Plaza.

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – A new school year brings new beginnings and changes for students and in Mount Pleasant, those changes may not just be new clothes.

There have been some major structural modifications at both Westlake and Pleasantville schools for the upcoming school year. At Pleasantville High School, many major improvements were made to the building, originally constructed in 1929.

"I always refer to the building as a grand old lady and she needed a face lift," said Pleasantville Union Free School District Superintendent Mary Fox-Alter.

Some of the changes made to the high school for this fall will be new art classrooms, a new chorus room, senior lounge and also upgrades to the science lab rooms. Fox-Alter said she believes the students will appreciate the new changes.

"We will have spaces now that reflect the current and future learning needs of our students and we are excited," Fox-Alter said.

In addition to the changes inside the building, construction that was begun a number of years ago to restore Alumni Plaza to its place at the front of Pleasantville High School is nearly complete now. The plaza is a fundraising effort of the Pleasantville Fund for Learning, which sells bricks to honor alumni and retired staff members, it contains some trees that were planted in memory of former students who have passed away. Alumni can purchase engraved bricks to be placed within the courtyard and the school will hold a brick laying ceremony this October.

According to the Mount Pleasant Central School District, Westlake Middle School and High School will encompass a brand new feature that will greatly enhance technological capabilities. This fall, the building that houses both the middle school and high school will have complete wireless capabilities, which will allow students to gain access to the internet from virtually anywhere in the school and give students the opportunity to use the internet without the need to access the school's computer lab.

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