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The hundreds of students who will call Longfellow Elementary in Minot home will be walking into a school that has undergone an amazing transformation.

The flood forced the school to rebuild -- and the district did so bigger and better than ever before.

Perry Olson takes us inside as we begin our look this week at some of the projects Minot Public Schools have undertaken this summer.

The books are back...

(Debbie Guitian - Longfellow Librarian) "It is fun putting the books back on the shelves...I can't wait until they are being checked out!"

And Debbie Guitian is excited to see them paged through once again...now, in a newly remodeled and added-on-to Longfellow. Finishing work is being wrapped up, and classrooms are being set up...for kids are about to invade these fresh halls...

(Tracey Lawson - Longfellow Principal) "They are beginning to feel comfortable in their classrooms and organizing them it so that it will meet their needs and their student's needs."

The Mouse River forced the district's hand here -- Longfellow was kept, but made much bigger...and better too.

(Tracey Lawson - Longfellow Principal) "Before the flood our enrollment was growing so we were outgrowing our school but we loved our school so for us it was a great decision to fix what we had and add on so we could educate more students."

And those students will mean a new system here -- where will they go? When will they go there? How do folks get in and out? All questions that will have answers quickly...

(Tracey Lawson - Longfellow Principal) "Every procedure that we have had in place now has to be redone. How will kids exit the building? How will they go to lunch? Everywhere they are going to go in the building. There is that added responsibility as well."

Lawson says the open house for parents and students will be more important this year than ever before here...it is set for the day before class begins, the 27th from one until three. In Minot, Perry Olson, KX News.

Tomorrow, we continue our look at the building upgrades to the school district with a stop at Jim Hill Middle School.

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