Tanglewood Middle School community members on Monday evening marked two significant milestones in the history of the Galleria-area school: the dedication of their new building addition, and the renaming of their campus from Grady to Tanglewood.
“We’re excited to have the entire building finished. We’ve been in T-buildings a really long time,” said Principal Gretchen Kaspar-Hoffman. “It has a collegiate feel to it. I think our kids stand a little taller and listen a little better in this environment.”
The $14.8 million addition, which opened to students in February, is the first project to be completed under the Houston Independent School District’s 2012 Bond Program. It expands student capacity at the school from 580 to 850, and completes the multi-phase master plan for the campus, which began with funds from the 2007 Bond Program. The new wing features 24 classrooms, six science labs, six learning commons, and three administrative suites.
Grady Middle School students stepped inside their new $14.8 million classroom wing today – the first day of classes in the new building. With natural light streaming into classrooms and shared collaborative spaces, and flexible furniture placed throughout, the new wing truly reflects a modern learning environment.
The addition completes the multi-phase master plan for the campus that was begun with funds from the 2007 bond. The building features a core classroom wing with 24 classrooms, six science labs, six learning commons, and three administrative suites. Student capacity at the school is now expanded from 580 to 850 students.
The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday is expected to consider a resolution that would begin the process of renaming schools in order to represent the values and diversity of the school district, in accordance with the district’s non-discrimination policies.
The resolution was brought forward by Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones. It would affect eight schools: Henry Grady, Richard Dowling, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Albert Sidney Johnston, and Sidney Lanier middle schools, and Jefferson Davis, John Reagan, and Lee high schools. Continue reading →
Grady is receiving a new $14.8 million addition to complete the multi-phase master plan for the campus that was begun with funds from the 2007 bond.
The project, which is nearing completion with a target move-in of first quarter 2016, features a core classroom wing with 24 classrooms, six science labs, six learning commons, and three administrative suites. Student capacity at the school will be expanded from 580 to 850.
Apurba Roy, an eighth-grade student at Grady Middle School, has been named one of the top 10 readers in the nation by myON, for logging more than 140 hours on that reading website over the summer break.
As a part of her prize, Apurba received a $50 gift card from Muses3, LLC, the representative of myON in Southeast Texas. She was formally recognized during a special ceremony held on Nov. 18 at her campus.
“There were tens of thousands of students competing in the secondary category, and Apurba placed in the top 10, but that isn’t the whole picture,” said Dr. Carl Franklin, myON account manager. “Her reading was part of a very busy summer schedule. She volunteered at her school for a month, worked with us on activities related to her ambassadorship, and then visited relatives in India for several weeks. She is truly an exceptional student.” Continue reading →
Apurba Roy, who just finished the seventh grade at Grady Middle School, has been named the fourth “Reader Leader” by myON for logging the most time spent reading on that website during a particular month.
Roy read for an astonishing 219 hours and 34 minutes in myON in May. As a part of her prize, Roy received a laptop (with computer case) from Muses3, LLC, the representative of myON in southeast Texas. She was formally recognized during a special ceremony held on her campus June 4.
Students at Grady Middle School saw their new construction site go vertical today and marked the occasion by adding their signatures to a steel beam that will be used in the building of a 21st century addition to their campus.
The building site at Sterling High School is buzzing with activity these days as construction is progressing on the school’s new 21st century building.
To date, the drilled foundation piers are 95% complete; the underground electrical, plumbing, storm and sanitary sewer installation is in progress; and the building pad is complete and ready for concrete to be poured in the coming weeks.
With signs of construction already visible on campus, Grady Middle School community members gathered at the school on Wednesday evening to hear from the architect and contractor working on a new building addition. Stakeholders expressed enthusiasm for the project, which will complete a multi-phase master plan for the campus.