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New Improvements to Wicksburg School

Wicksburg School has a whole new building filled with improvements.
School officials say they are long overdue.

As the halls fill with students rushing to get to class, they may be stopped in their tracks by recent additions to their school.

"Mr. Pitchford, our superintendent from Houston County Board had come out and said we need some more classrooms so he along with Mr. Gary Cox, our school board member, worked together and was able to get the money," said Cheryl Smith, principal of Wicksburg School.

Money to build a new media center, seven new classrooms, a science lab, AG shop, and home economics center.

"I think this will be a real boost for the kids. they're going to see how much effort we put into having a beautiful building for them. I think they're going to see that we really want them to love this," said May Jo Griggs, English teacher at Wicksburg School.

"I think with the new building that it would be to our advantage, we'll have a lot more to offer the kids. I feel like in the long run, we just needed more space and we got it and I think the kids will be really ready to start back due to these new changes," said Roger Sander, history teacher at Wicksburg School.

Although class doesn't start until next week, students are already buzzing with excitement.

"I actually had about a dozen students come like six different days and help me all day long, they worked like crazy and I was so proud of them but they're excited," Linda Dixon, family and consumer science teacher at Wicksburg School.

Principal Cheryl Smith says with these new classrooms, the students will have more hands on opportunities.


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