Mount de Sales Academy in downtown Macon is one step closer to having a new middle school.
Faculty, students, and staff took part in a beam-signing ceremony Thursday morning. School leaders say that's a tradition for the school, established back in 1876.
Officials broke ground on the new building back in June. The new building is part of the 10-acre downtown campus.
The current building that houses students will be used for high school classes and expanded curriculum.
Middle school principal Kari Alderman says the growing school needs the space.
She says, "This has been a long time coming. We've had a need for a decade. Thanks to generous donations from alumni and families in the community this building is becoming a reality, and all of the middle students will be in one building, allowing our upper school to expand out to take over our classroom spaces. We have a good problem; we've outgrown our current facility."
Alderman says the school is scheduled for completion next August.