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Journey to Completion Near for Journey Middle School

Madison City Board of Education members got a sneak peek at the progress of Journey Middle School, which is nearing completion.
Board members and Supt. Dr. Ed Nichols took a brief walkthrough of the building Feb. 1, led by reps from the construction management team of Volkhert.
The new middle school is scheduled to open this August 2023.

School officials got some good news on its progress: the estimated final tab for the 170,000 square foot building, athletic fields/facilities and other features is on track to be about $47 million - approximately $7 million under budget.

board members walking through open space

Also accompanying the entourage were members of Journey's administrative team: Principal Treva Stewart with assistant principals Gerald Franks and Tabitha Odom.
Journey Middle School will be the Journey Jaguars and serve students who have been rezoned from both the Discovery and Liberty middle school districts.

Trava Stewart, Tabitha Owens and Gerald Franks in gym next to Jaguar seal

Journey Principal Treva Stewart, center; AP Tabitha Odom left; AP Gerald Franks, right

walking through the journey cafeteria

Board President Tim Holtcamp, center; Assistant Supt. Mr Eric Terrell, right, in what will be the cafeteria

wide angle shot of media center

Wide view from inside media center

BOE members, others, in front foyer about to take tour

BOE members, Dr. Nichols and Journey admins along with Volkert's Shane Bagwell, left

workman rolling a tool cart by the gym

Journey's gym is built to tornado-safe specifications

Group tour of one of the school lab rooms

One of the school lab rooms inside Journey Middle

Board members and Dr. Nichols on staircase

BOE members Tim Holtcamp (president) and Alice Lessmann, front; Scott Newberry and Tommy Overcash, middle; and Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols. BOE VP Travis Cummings had a work conflict and couldn't make this tour.

recent aerial pic

Aerial view from December


BOE President Tim Holtcamp, BOE members Scott Newberry and Tommy Overcash in classroom

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