Public gets first look at new middle school
School division superintendent Ben Kiser said the new $26 million school lends "a chance to break the mold" of traditional school design and create a campus that would best accommodate integrated curriculum, project-based learning, and collaborative teaching and learning. He said the facility would be "a state-of-the-art, world-class school that will not replicate any school we have now."
The design holds three, two-story "grade houses" or wings, with one each for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Each floor holds four core classrooms, all with a glass wall along the corridor. Each also has a teacher workroom and small conference room. The first floor of each wing has a large, exploratory learning area and a science lab across from the classrooms. All of this area is open to the second floor above.