Magnet finished moving boxes from the old building on University Parkway, to its new location in the building formerly housing Parks Elementary. Student athletes from Northwestern State University baseball and basketball teams helped move library books, which lined the hallway with a wall of boxes.
Now teachers are organizing their supplies and getting their rooms ready for new students when school begins Aug. 10. The school will host a Back-to-School Bash Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. to welcome students and parents tot he new facility.
First grade is located in one wing of the building, second and third grades in the following wing and fourth and fifth grades in the last wing. A block of rooms in the main building will house junior high grades and elective classes.
“I think we performed very well where we were,” said Secretary Kristen Procell. “I truly believe we’ll perform at higher standards now. I know I feel better just coming in this building. It’s a fresh start.”