(Atlantic) The $7.69 million Atlantic Middle School renovation project continues, in fact Phase I of the project is complete and construction is underway on Phase II. Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein says for those that attended classes in this building, it will look like the same facility on the outside.
“But, when they walk in the door, because of the upgrade, it will look like they walked into the 21st century. When we finish this project other than the exterior, it will be a new building because there is no part of this building that will be left untouched by this renovation project,” stated Dr. Amstein.
The renovation project consists of new HVAC, lighting and windows, doors, wood flooring, a new media center, interactive white boards, updated flooring and walls in each classroom, plus a major technological upgrade to the entire school. And one of the highlights is the state of the art science lab.
He says many times you never hear students excited about instruction but there were a number of students say they couldn’t wait to get in the lab and do some experiments. “Those are the types of comments we want to hear,” stated Amstein.
Dr. Amstein says the goal is to have Phase III complete by August. The School Board is also discussing adding onto Schuler Elementary to accommodate the ballooning enrollment numbers. Dr. Amstein says, the district expects an increase of 50-60-students in 2012-2013.
April 25, 2012