District officials say a new elementary school in South Lyon will be ready to welcome students this school year.

Located on 11 Mile Road, William A. Pearson Elementary blends into its surroundings with bricks, coloring, and a design that closely resembles neighboring homes. The K-5 school was designed with the help of teachers, parents, and administrators’ input, and has been under construction for about two years. Its amenities include high-tech projection systems, individual bathrooms for classrooms, and storage rooms that connect classrooms to one another. The interior uses soothing colors to match its nature and seasons theme.

The building is named after the South Lyon Community School’s former superintendent, Dr. William Pearson. Pearson worked in the district before he became superintendent in 1995 and current Superintendent Melissa Baker says did much in the way of the district’s curriculum, instruction, and passage of bonds. Having given over 20 years to South Lyon Community Schools, Baker says it’s only natural the building be named after Dr. Pearson. It will be dedicated to him Sunday, October 8th, at 2pm.

Over 570 students will attend the school and Baker says they’re definitely ready for them. (DK)