(Hannibal)—Three-hundred fifty-two students attending Mark Twain Elementary School in Hannibal will soon be the first to experience learning in the newly completed one-level facility. Principal Karen Whelan says one of the more interesting architectural aspects can be found at the library..this picture shows the transplanted stone entryway from the original building that was recently demolished, and… the new and unique features of the library ceiling and reading area...Whelan Library 081712

Whelan says folks can get a first look at the new Mark Twain School located on West Bird Street this Tuesday evening, August 21st… Open house begins at 6 p.m.

Whelan says the new school will have designated bus and car drop-off and pick-up lanes. Still under construction is a new faculty parking lot and playground expected to be finished by the end of 2012.

The first day of school for the Hannibal Public School system is Thurs., Aug. 23rd.