A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 13 (rain date Friday, September 21), beginning at 9:45 a.m., for the new Camden-Rockport Middle School (CRMS), to be built on the existing CRMS site. School administration, faculty, students, and the design and construction team will be present. All are welcome. The CRMS project has been in the works since 2013, when a study was first completed. After a failed bond vote in 2015, the school went back to the drawing board in February of 2016: they organized Community Feedback Sessions, formed a Building Visions Committee, and held public forums. The new middle school project received school board approval for new construction vs. renovations, and the bond vote passed in June of 2017. The public spaces at the new 83,400-square-foot school, such as the library, cafeteria, gym, and mini-theater, will be near the front of the building. The academic wing will be toward the back of the building and playing fields. The space will be designed for flexibility, with workspace integrated into hallways and public areas. Ledgewood Construction is the general contractor, and Oak Point Associates is the design architect for the project.