A New Year, A New School
Written by Lindsay Myers | Editor-in-Chief
A new PCMS will be opening its doors to students this fall. The goal of the new middle school was to create a 21st century learning environment and that dream has been realized. The new school promotes movement, discussion and collaboration.
“The usage of technology on a consistent basis will enable students to work together while developing projects and enhance their knowledge of resources,” said Ms. Durham, PCMS Principal.
There will be parent meetings to discuss the operation of the new middle school held on Thursday, August 8, from 6-9 p.m., Monday, August 12, from 1-4 p.m., and Tuesday, August 13, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
“Families will be introduced to the new culture plan, be exposed to academic pathways, view extracurricular options, meet PTA volunteers and walk the building with their new schedules,” said Durham.
The students will continue to adapt to their new environment as they begin their new school year.
“During the first week of school, students will learn new procedures for the building each bell as part of their daily lesson plan,” said Durham.
Durham believes that the hardest part is over. However, there is still work to be done.
“Our greatest challenge with this new endeavor is to ensure everyone is being patient and having a sense of humor. It is new to all of us and we will learn it together,” she said.
The Princeton community has been looking forward to the opening of the new middle school for a long time. It is an exciting time for students, staff and administrators alike.
“I am most excited to watch students and staff interact with their new home,” said Durham.
The Ribbon Cutting, as well as an Open House and tours of the new building, will be held on Sunday, August 11 from 2-5 p.m.