Fellows and Sawyer Elementary Schools are celebrating the opening of their completed buildings with ribbon cuttings, open houses with guided tours, and back-to-school orientations for their school communities on Thursday, Aug. 18. The ribbon cuttings are scheduled an hour apart to allow the public to attend both.

Fellows, which is a newly constructed building located at 1235 20th St., will hold its ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Guided tours will start after the ribbon cutting with the last tour offered about 6:45 p.m. Parking is not yet available at Fellows. Those unable to walk to the school should park at Ames High School. Shuttles will run each way every 15 minutes between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.fellowsbanner4

Sawyer, which is a renovated building located at 4316 Ontario St., will hold its ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. Guided tours will start after the ribbon cutting with the last tour offered about 6:45 p.m.Sawyerbanner2

On the organized tours the public will learn about the instruction opportunities the new and renovated buildings are designed to support, gain a deeper understanding of our education strategies, and experience the value of the investment the community made in supporting the $55 million bond referendum in 2012.