Community Invited to Attend Groundbreaking for Marce Herz Middle School

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell
775.333.3789
775.772.2907
vcampbell@washoeschools.net 

 

 

 

Community Invited to Attend

Groundbreaking for Marce Herz Middle School

 

What: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Marce Herz Middle School, which will relieve overcrowding at area middle- and elementary schools and accommodate projected growth in south Reno.

 

When: Wednesday, May 22

          10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

 

Where: In the gravel lot across from the entrance to Hunsberger Elementary School (Parking is available in the Hunsberger parking lot at 2505 Crossbow Court, Reno)

 

Details: This school is named for Marce Herz, who taught in northern Nevada for 10 years, including five years at Mt. Rose Elementary School. She was a world-class athlete who set U.S. and world records in track and field sports, as well as 16 amateur alpine ski titles.

 

She was a co-founder of Sky Tavern Jr. Ski Program, the oldest and largest non-profit ski/snowboarding program in the United States, and possibly the world. The program has instructed more than 100,000 children since its formation in 1948.

 

Editors’ Note: Marce Herz (pronounced “Marcy Hers”) Middle School is slated to open in time for the 2020 school year. Following brief comments, there will be a ceremonial groundbreaking and photo opportunities, then interviews with District representatives and students from Hunsberger Elementary School.

 

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