District Opens New School Facilities for 2010-2011
Brooks Elementary School
A fixture in the Brooks community for over five decades, the aging elementary building was requiring more maintenance and attention to upkeep.
Sherman Carter-Barnhart Architects and General Contractors Derek Engineering constructed a building nestled just off Highway 1526 that is both breathtakingly beautiful and educational and environmentally friendly. The 82,433 sq. ft. building cost $13,300,600.
Brooks has several colorful skylights on the interior and staff are planning on an outdoor rain garden. Brooks students will work with the community and Bullitt Central High School’s FFA department on a Saturday this fall to plant a variety of foliage. Plants will be watered by natural rainfall.
Principal Cheri Lineweaver invites the community into the new building.
“You have to see it to believe it,” she said.
Crossroads Elementary School
Principal Kim Sego still has ‘oooh’ and ’aaaah’ moments as she walks through the corridors.
“It’s a breathtaking building,” she said. “Everything is so bright and colorful.”
Crossroads Elementary is the district’s 13th elementary school. It sits adjacent to Mt. Washington Middle School. The Lexington-based firm Clotfelter-Samokar was the architect. The General Contractor was F.W. Owens.
The building boasts brightly colored classroom pods (very similar to Roby Elementary School) featuring vivid hues of purple, blue, orange, red, yellow and green. The media center, cafeteria and gymnasium can be seen once a person enters the main lobby.
As with all schools in Bullitt County, visitors are required to sign in at the office before they can access the school.
Crossroads is populated by students redistricted from Mt. Washington Elementary, Old Mill and Pleasant Grove. The one-story building is 76,274 sq. ft. and cost $11,724,200. It has a capacity for up to 600 kids.
Once again the Student Learning Division, along with the Kentucky Parent Involvement Resource Center, will be hosting MAP parent informational nights at regional locations.
During the MAP informational sessions parents can learn how the MAP assessment works, how teachers are using the data generated by the MAP assessment, and how we are using MAP to move all students towards proficiency. Parents will also get the chance to take a practice assessment so they can experience what their students experience while taking a MAP assessment.
The meetings will be held October 13th at Bullitt Lick Middle, October 16th at Zoneton Middle, and October 20th at Mt. Washington Middle School. The meetings will begin at 6:00 P.M. and will last approximately one hour. It does not matter where in the county your child goes to school, you are welcome to attend any of the sessions.
We hope to see you on one of these dates!