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Midtown Elementary Going Up
Madison City Board of Education members joined Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols Oct. 2 on a tour of the Midtown Elementary site.
The 128,000 square foot, 900-student capacity school remains on target for a Fall 2021 opening date.
The school is being built off Wall Triana Highway just north of the Kroger development.
Here are photos from the Oct. 2 progress tour. At the bottom are ones from the groundbreaking.
Luis Ferrer, Tim Holtcamp, Dr. Nichols, Ranae Bartlett
Travis Cummings, Luis Ferrer, Tim Holtcamp
Roof trusses going up over the lunchroom
Dr. Nichols. Tim Holtcamp, Travis Cummings, Ranae Bartlett, Luis Ferrer, MCS construction manager Shane Bagwell
Dr. Nichols, Travis Cummings, Luis Ferrer, Ranae Bartlett, Tim Holtcamp
FROM THE JUNE 17, 2020, GROUNDBREAKING:
At the groundbreaking earlier this year, Dr. Nichols commended the Board of Education, MCS Leadership team and community leaders for leading the effort to build new schools.
“Their foresight, and the generous support of citizens in the property tax vote, demonstrates why Madison City Schools is such a leader in education,” Dr. Nichols said then. Nichols thanked former Superintendent Robby Parker and Assistant Superintendent Eric Terrell for their leadership roles in the school system.
Madison City Schools Supt Dr. Ed Nichols
Madison City Board of Education President Tim Holtcamp said growth is in the DNA of Madison City, with average 250-student increases for many years and up to 500 or so in recent years. Because of continual community support, “we stand here today ushering in the next 20 years of the Madison City School District with a new elementary school for its children, Midtown Elementary.”
Groundbreaking video link: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjiK_RI_Cdw&feature=youtu.be
Madison City BOE President Tim Holtcamp
Madison Mayor Paul Finley said: “The City of Madison holds immense pride for our school system. Breaking ground on Midtown Elementary is another step towards positive growth in our community, serving parents, children and teachers with a learning space suited for the high education standards held for our area.” Mayor Finley thanked the community for entrusting school and city leaders in steps to manage growth.
Midtown’s mascot will be the Wildcats, a carryover from West Madison Elementary. West Madison will be repurposed as West Madison PreK Center when Midtown Elementary opens in fall 2021.
Stanley Construction Co. did the site preparation work and Bailey-Harris Construction is the prime building contractor.
Construction on the new middle school in Madison will get under way in the coming months. That school, which has yet to be named, will be built off Celtic Drive adjacent the Central Office. WAFF-48 coverage; WHNT-19 report