Two Lindbergh schools set ribbon-cutting events

Two Lindbergh School District schools will conduct ribbon-cutting ceremonies this month to celebrate the completion of new additions.

Sappington Elementary, 11011 Gravois Road, will have its ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, while Kennerly Elementary, 10025 Kennerly Road, will have its ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.

Both projects were funded through Proposition R, a $32 million bond issue approved by voters in November 2006. Besides Sappington and Kennerly additions, Prop R is funding a variety of other projects in schools throughout the district.

Sappington School started as a one-room schoolhouse in the late 1800s. During the 1920s, modern facilities were approved through a bond issue and the “1927” school building was constructed. With the establishment of the Lindbergh School District in 1949, Sappington School also housed the first high school until one was built on South Lindbergh Boulevard.

Sappington School has seen many additions over the years.

The 1927 building has been replaced with the Prop R school addition, which includes a new school entrance, gym, offices, library and classrooms.

Kennerly Elementary first opened its doors in 1961.

The school’s last addition was to the li-brary in 1997. The new Prop R addition will provide Kennerly with new classrooms, restrooms, an art room and a music room.