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Pinellas plans "Packer Pride" day to orient students, staff to new Largo High



Two years, 48 portable classrooms and $55 million later, a new Largo High is ready for the 2016-17 school year.

Students and their families will be able to tour the new school before the school starts next week on Packer Pride day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The high school, built in 1957, underwent major renovations beginning in 2014. The original campus was built into a maze of 18 separate buildings; the new campus is consolidated into four buildings, each two stories high.

Largo High's gym capacity grew from seating 500 to seating more than 1,600, and students now have two separate baseball and softball fields and more tennis courts.

Some things will remain the same, such as the football field, the fieldhouse, the bleachers and the auditorium.

An official ribbon cutting ceremony with Pinellas County School Board members, school district officials and local dignitaries will be held Aug. 18 from 4:45 to 6 p.m.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:21pm]


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