School Spotlight: Construction Wraps at Brooklyn Center Middle School
This week’s school spotlight shines on Brooklyn Center Middle School, where students now have more space to gather, learn and move thanks to a construction project that has reconfigured the facility.
“It means a lot to have a new building,” said Lars Ericson, a teacher at BCMS. “The middle school students kind of have a sense of ownership of the space and a sense of pride reflecting the school they go to and the place they’re learning.”
The makeover is almost complete and some staff say it was long overdue.
“Last year classrooms were kind of falling apart and were dirty,” said Emma Nicosia, a teacher BCMS. “Being in the new space I think the kids can really feel the difference in having brand new rooms.”
Soon there will be outside curb appeal to go along with the inside changes already taking place. Students now have wide hallways, classroom upgrades and other improvements.
“Now we have two commons,” said Justin Jallah, a BCMS student. “You’ve got more places to work if you ever need a break.”
Another Change for Brooklyn Center Middle School
Another change this year relates to the clock.
School begins at 8:45 instead of 7:50 am. Students now have three 86 minute classes and one 43 minute class each day. Staff say kids are simply more awake when they come to school.
“It’s been good for me as a teacher and I know that students like it,” Nicosia said. “Definitely see them more awake in the morning and I’ve noticed less kids coming late to school as well.”
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