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South Green Elementary unveils new school

By Allyson Dix

 

An open house was held on Sunday, Feb. 4, for the unveiling of the new construction at South Green Elementary where many gathered including former and current staff of the school and parents with students enrolled there. Following a short presentation with comments, everyone was welcome to explore the new portion of the facility in a self-guided tour.

“It’s truly a great day to be a Scottie,” GIS Superintendent Chad Muhlenkamp said in opening remarks.

The new building encompasses 50,000 sq. ft. on two floors featuring 22 classrooms, a collaborative working space of the Discovery Hub/Media Center, a STEAM/art room, a music room, and state-of-the-art equipment for instruction.

Muhlenkamp commented on the design before the open house and also gave comments during the 3 p.m. presentation, “The design encompasses flexible instructional space, providing opportunities for the growth and expansion of learning to meet the ever changing needs of our community and nation.”

“It’s an impressive structure and I commend the board for their forward thinking in helping design a timeless structure to enhance the experiences we can provide our students as we prepare them to be a Glasgow graduate,” Muhlenkamp said.

SGE’s original existing structure was built in 1987 and constructed to replace Liberty Street Elementary. Next year, the current building will house the Glasgow Preschool Academy and SGE Kindergarten classes in addition to several administrative offices.

Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects in consultant with Shrout Tate Wilson Engineers and American Engineers designed SGE’s new space and Alliance Corporation as the Construction Manager for the project.

South Green Elementary unveiled their newly-constructed facility in an open house and self-guided tours on Sunday. Photos by Allyson Dix

Inside the Discovery Hub/Media Center at South Green Elementary’s new facility addition. Photo by Allyson Dix

Inside the Discovery Hub/Media Center and the stairway that leads to the second floor of South Green Elementary’s new facility addition. Photo by Allyson Dix

Inside the Discovery Hub/Media Center and the stairway that leads to the ground floor of South Green Elementary’s new facility addition.

South Green Elementary Principal Josh Turner shared comments at Sunday’s open house and tour of the new portion of the facility. Also pictured, seated, is Glasgow Superintendent Chad Muhlenkamp. Photo by Allyson Dix

Allison Cummings, Lead Architect with Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, shares comments at South Green Elementary on the new facility addition. Photo by Allyson Dix

South Green Elementary instructors and staff were on site to help facilitate in the self-guided tours of the facility’s new construction on Sunday during an open house. Photo by Allyson Dix

Former and current staff members, parents, and community members gathered for Sunday’s open house of the new portion of South Green Elementary. Photo by Allyson Dix

Four of five Glasgow Independent School board members were present at the South Green Elementary open house. From left, Reggie Hayden, Dr. William Thornbury, Dr. Amelia Kiser, and Mary Burchett-Bower. Chad Muhlenkamp, GIS Superintendent, gives comments during the short presentation. Photo by Allyson Dix

At left, JT Green, Project Manager with Alliance Corporation, and Tommy Gumm, founder of of Alliance Corporation and Officer in Charge of the South Green Elementary project, before Sunday’s open house and self-guided tour of the facility. Photo by Allyson Dix

Former staff members were present in the audience including Mary Elliott, a retired librarian who worked at Liberty Elementary for 10 years and moving to South Green Elementary at its construction in 1987 where she worked for 23 more years. Photo by Allyson Dix

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