Photo by Mike Diegel/Source of the Spring

Construction has begun on a remodeling project for the Silver Spring International Middle School at 313 Wayne Ave.

The project is a space conversion to accommodate an increased enrollment from the current 1,045 students, according to the school system’s Department of Public Information and Web Services.

The projected enrollment for 2017-18 is 1,066 students and the school’s capacity is 1,085. Enrollment is expected to be 1,185 in the 2020-21 school year, according to the MCPS Downcounty Consortium Capital Improvements Plan.

The budget for work is $ 120,000 and Maggin Construction is handling the remodeling.

This project is expected to be finished before the 2017-18 school year starts on Sept. 5.

The site was the original Montgomery Blair High School, which opened in 1935. After the new Blair opened on University Boulevard East, the building was renovated and became the middle school and Sligo Creek Elementary School in 1999.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Middle school remodeling project underway