LOCKWOOD — L marks the spot for Lockwood’s middle school.
On Friday, middle school students and alumni will build a giant “L” of white painted rocks on the hill behind Eileen Johnson Middle School in Lockwood.
The celebration of the school’s new letter is the culmination of about 18 months of work for Principal Gordon Klasna.
He sought permission from Yellowstone County park officials, since the L will be built on county parkland. When finished, it will be 40 feet high and 26 feet wide. Klasna enlisted school alumni to build the frame, which students will fill on Friday, moving rocks hand-over-hand in a bucket brigade approach.
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is scheduled to speak at a celebration at the school on Friday.