Magnet gets fresh start for new school year, NSU athletes help move books

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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.”


One thought on “Magnet gets fresh start for new school year, NSU athletes help move books

  1. It would have been nice if NSU students had been available to help the Parks Elementary teachers move their classroom materials and furniture to the L.P. Vaughn facility. They had to move their own things and were told to do it in one day to accommodate the Magnet School Teachers. Parks campus is very nice and entirely more space than the Magnet School needed, while the Parks and L.P. Vaughn teachers must “squeeze” into that facility. Hopefully someone will take a look at the differences in the two buildings. It would have made more sense to move L.P. Vaughn to the Parks campus, and move the Magnet School into the L. P. Vaughn facility. I truly hope the Magnet School Teachers and parents appreciate what a great gift has been given to them. I also hope the Natchitoches Parish School board will show some appreciation to the Parks teachers for the sacrifices they have made during this mandatory move. I haven’t heard of anything special being done to assist them!

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