BCISD will break ground on new middle school Monday
Last updated 5/2/2023 at 6:40pm
A dream is beginning to come true for lots of people in the Bridge City school district as the construction of a new middle school is on the way.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Bridge City Middle School will be held Monday, May 8, at 5 p.m. The 160,000 square-foot school is being built with money voters approved in the 2022 bond election.
The ceremony will be held at the site of the new school, which is across the street from the current middle school at 300 Bower Street. The current middle school was built as the Bridge City High School in the early 1960s, when personal use computers were science fiction. The building has survived several hurricanes and storms in the past years.
The new school will accommodate 900 students and in addition to regular classrooms will feature a media center, cafeteria, gymnasiums with locker rooms, science labs, and CTE (career technical education) classes. Also, there will be a fine arts section with a band hall, choir rooms, and a performance area.
The new school will have upgraded safety and security features, along with the latest in technology infrastructure.
The school district under Superintendent Dr. Mike Kelly is inviting the community, along with all BCISD faculty and staff members, to attend the special ceremony. The event will feature speeches, the tradition shovels digging dirt, along with refreshments.
People attending the ceremony should park at the lot by the library and field house, on the side of the current school.