Quantcast

Snow Day Provides More Time For New Baxter Springs Middle School - KOAM TV 7

Snow Day Provides More Time For New Baxter Springs Middle School

Updated:

A snow day for some means sledding or making it through the whole day without stepping out into the cold. But for faculty and staff at the new Baxter Springs Middle School, it meant an extra day to make sure boxes are unpacked and all the pictures are hung just right. 

"Mother nature plays good tricks on us and dirty tricks on us sometimes, and we're actually pretty thankful for the extra time," said Baxter Springs Middle School Counselor Lori Kellum. 

Tuesday was supposed to be the first day for students at the new school facility, over a year in the making thanks to a 2012 bond. But the cold had other plans. And as Kellum explains it, anyone who has experience moving knows you can always use extra time.
 
"oh no, there is not enough time..and a building of this size, it's really difficult to get it all where you need it to be," Kellum said.
 
Something the school's secretary Nichole Conner knows all too well. She's spent her snow day unpacking supplies and putting up teacher mail boxes.

"I knew there were still some last minute things that we hadn't gotten finished yet so this is a good opportunity to come in and wrap up a few loose ends," Conner said.
 
And according to the Principal at Baxter Springs Middle School everyone was so excited to start at the new facility, but he says the safety of students has to come first.
 
"Yeah it was a little disappointing, but we'll make due, and a couple of days from now, no one will think twice about it and we'll be back to business as usual," said Principal Jason Walker.
 
And business as usual will come on Wednesday morning, when thanks to the extra day, teachers and staff will be that much more ready when students starting walking down the hallways. 

"The first day is the first day," Walker said.

And Walker added that by the time the school bell rings, everyone will be back in the groove and ready to go.

In addition to breaking in the new facility tomorrow morning, they will also hold a ceremony at its old facility at 9:30AM  to say goodbye one last time.

To visit the USD 508 website, click here. 

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Stained Glass Window Both Memorial and Mission

    Stained Glass Window Both Memorial and Mission

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:03 PM EST2018-11-14 00:03:55 GMT

    Freeman Health System unveils its final window of inspiration.        .

    More >>

    Freeman Health System unveils its final window of inspiration.        .

    More >>
  • Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general

    Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-11-13 18:55:46 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike Parson has named state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect as Missouri's attorney general. Parson appointed the 43-year-old Republican on Tuesday. The attorney general's seat will be open once Hawley joins the U.S. Senate in January. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in last week's election. Voters elected Schmitt as treasurer by wide margins in 2016. He previously served as a state senator representing suburba...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike Parson has named state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect as Missouri's attorney general. Parson appointed the 43-year-old Republican on Tuesday. The attorney general's seat will be open once Hawley joins the U.S. Senate in January. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in last week's election. Voters elected Schmitt as treasurer by wide margins in 2016. He previously served as a state senator representing suburba...More >>
  • #1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

    #1 East Mississippi, #2 Garden City to Meet in NJCAA National Championship in Pittsburg

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-11-13 03:26:41 GMT

    Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

    More >>

    Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as the head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.