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rooms to the bathrooms to the gym, is nicer and high quality." Another parent says, "My daughter finds the space to be organized, clean, and open. She likes the cafeteria, enjoys lunch more, and, for her, settling down for a good lunch makes the afternoon more conducive to learning." "You can tell how proud they are to be there," Chandor adds. "My son recently told me about breakout rooms where kids can work in a smaller, quiet location. I love hear- ing these sound bites about how they're using the new space. It's a very positive, focused environment." "There's energy we always had at Field, but now it's unbridled," Lucey confirms. "I have a document that we put together pre-construction; and it strikes me that the list of things we described as 'wants,' is met by this building in various aspects," Maloney emphasizes. "The building supports STEM initiatives, environmental education, and themes of global education like inclusion and citizenship." Students were excited to see that every classroom contains a set of Google Chrome - books to use for composition, editing, and shared work. "As I walk through the classrooms, I see kids with Chromebooks, working on a doc- ument," says Maloney. "The laptops are what they should be — a seamless tool for education. Kids are getting an introduction 154 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 But perhaps the best gauge of success is student reaction. "My son told me he was freaking out when he got off the bus the first day of school, say- ing, 'This is the sickest school in the world!'" reveals parent Wendy Chandor. (Disclaimer: sick = great.) "He says that every single thing in the new Field, from the chairs to the class- education "organized, clean, and open" D A V I D L E N A

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