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On Monday, June 6th, over 100 community members gathered to celebrate the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Florence Roche Elementary School. Speakers included: 

  • Dr. Laura Chesson - Superintendent of Schools
  • Jack McCarthy - Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)
  • State Senator - Edward J. Kennedy Jr
  • Town Manager of Groton - Mark Haddad
  • GDRSD School Committee Chairperson - Brian LeBlanc
  • Florence Roche Elementary Principal - Brian O’Donoghue

At the ceremonial groundbreaking, several students from Florence Roche Elementary participated, including Kinsley Twomey, Emersyn Twomey, Kellan Engstrom, Elise Engstrom, Jonathan Benagh, and Jacob Benagh.

Thank you to Gilbane Construction, Studio G Architects, and Left Field Project Management for partnering on this project.  Please make sure to view the photo gallery below.


Studio G Architects created a short animation that will take you through the construction of the new Florence Roche Elementary School in Groton, Massachusetts beginning in the spring of 2022 through the site's competition in the spring of 2025.


(Photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony)