Los Alamos Middle School students Sophia Sivils and Aidan Beevers meet with school staff to plan the move into their new school. Courtesy photo
Sophia Sivils and Aidan Beevers, both members of the Los Alamos Middle School Student Council, point to Sept. 17 as the targeted day to move into their new school.
“Stating it’s time to get the move going,” the students met with LAMS Principal Rex Kilburn, Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn and Bond and Construction Coordinator, Herb McLean to plan the calendar countdown for the move into the new middle school.
“Students are really excited about the move into their new school,” Sivils said.
Aidan shared his excitement as well and then jokingly added, “I look forward to a couple of days off from school.”
The two then joined the conversation by discussing possible opening day events, which included plans for students to dress up in school colors. Sivils and Beevers will join with students in Ms. Bennett’s LAMS Student Council class to formally plan celebrations for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the community. The two middle school students stated they will host these events two to three weeks after students are settled in the new building.
Sivils and Beevers have reviewed calendar dates with school administration to set aside adequate preparation time for the actual move into the new school on Sept. 17. The students agreed with Kilburn that the move into the new school needed three days to give LAMS staff adequate time to move out of classroom portables and into their new classrooms. In order to make a smooth transition to their new school, Sivils and Beevers supported Kilburn’s recommendation to release students from school Sept. 12, 13, and 16 so teachers could more quickly move into their new classrooms.
Sivils and Beevers stated students and staff were looking forward to the new LAMS campus. Conversations and planning will continue for the move when students return from Labor Day weekend. Their first project will be to place a very visible Countdown Calendar in the middle school office to mark off the days until the move. The two students invited the community to participate in the ribbon cutting and open house ceremonies that are still in the planning stage.