AMS Open House set to take place next Friday


August 6th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Atlantic, Iowa) – A little more than a year and two-weeks after a fire heavily damaged the Atlantic Middle School (AMS), an Open House for the building is set to take place. According to Atlantic School District Superintendent Steve Barber, the event will take place August 12th, from 2-until 6-p.m. Members of the community are welcome to tour the newly reconstructed facility that sustained fire, smoke and water damage during a July 27, 2021 fire that began on the roof of the building.

In the wake of the fire, school officials were forced to relocate some classrooms to different buildings within the District,  while crews worked to repair and rebuild the Middle School. Once the construction was complete and an inspection was conducted, teachers and staff began moving-in to the building. Mr. Barber and new AMS Principal Scot Aden will be on-hand during the Open House.

There will be no formal tour, but school personnel will be on hand to answer your questions. And, there will be refreshments available.

Drone view of the 7/27/21 AMS fire aftermath

(File photo) AMS damage during July 2021 fire