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Lakeland Elementary in Willmar opens its doors to the public

Erica Dischino / Tribune Members of the public viewed Lakeland Elementary School during an open house Tuesday night in Willmar. Students at Lakeland had their first day of classes at the new school Jan. 2.1 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Members of the public viewed Lakeland Elementary School during an open house Tuesday night in Willmar. Students at Lakeland had their first day of classes at the new school Jan. 2.2 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune First-grade teacher Alexa McLain, left, speaks with Dewey Bock and his wife, Mary Bock, Tuesday during a public open house at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar. The Bocks said they were curious to see what the new school looked like, especially since they are retired educators. 3 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Kennedy Elementary School students Ayden Weatherby, followed by his brother Ethan Weatherby, walk down the stairs at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar Tuesday during a public open house. Students at Lakeland had their first day of classes at the new school Jan. 2.4 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Joanne Kovall explores the new classroom spaces Tuesday during a public open house at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar.5 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Phyllis Jacobson came with her husband, Tom Jacobson, from Spicer to see the new school during an open house for the public Tuesday night at Lakeland Elementary School. “The school is just beautiful,” Jacobson said with a smile. 6 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Fifth-grade student Kylee Struck shows her family her new classroom at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar Tuesday during an open house for the public. Students at Lakeland had their first day of classes Jan. 2.7 / 7

WILLMAR — Members of the public viewed Lakeland Elementary School Tuesday night during an open house at the new school in Willmar.

Students at Lakeland had their first day of classes when the school opened Jan. 2.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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