Administrators have final walk through of Starkville Partnership Middle School
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY,Miss. (WCBI)-Even with a delay in class, this has been an exciting day in Starkville.
A final walk through happened on Friday at the Starkville Partnership Middle School. Educators and administrators are eager to start the new school year.
Hallways may be empty now, but some will be buzzing in a few short weeks at the Starkville Partnership Middle School.
” This is a high-tech,most modern school I think in the whole state in Mississippi. It’s right here in Starkville serving the needs of our students in this community,” said Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum.
Keenum says this is the stepping stone for both university students and young scholars.
” I’m so proud that our students will have the opportunity to study here in this facility. This serves the needs for our students or teachers that are preparing to be elementary school teachers and secondary school teachers. We have classrooms here for our students that will training to be teachers of the future,” said Keenum.
Eddie Peasant is Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent. He says with the threat of COVID-19, the board has decided two ways children can learn.
” At this time, we’ll have the option of traditional which means students will come here and go to class as normal. Students to choose to learn virtual will learn at home on their devices,” said Peasant.
Peasant believes the new environment, multiple resources, and fine arts will guide students towards success.
Teachers, like Ashley Allen, developed an strategy she utilize technology in the classroom.
” I want them to do hands-on activities in the classroom, whether it’s going to be an individual science lab experiment,which they’ll still enjoy that. They’ll still learn. We’re going to have to tweak some things but definitely the main thing will be learning and focus on that,” said Allen.
And hopefully, achievement will soar across the board.
” We look forward to all the options they can make available to their students. At this age, they get the opportunity to explore career opportunities that they normally wouldn’t have close access to,” said Peasant.
The project took about six years to complete.
The school board will release final details closer to the start date.