Banks School: Almost a reality

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “The Banks School is the last standing building of the 1930s Pike County School System,” Bazzell said. “At $6.6 million, the new Banks School will be the largest major project since I have been superintendent of education. We have had $3, $4 and $5 million projects but this is, by far, the biggest.”And, perhaps, the most needed.Bazzell said the Banks School project will be funded by state and local bond issues. The wait is almost over and the excitement is building among all who have a past, present and future connections to Banks School.The architectural plans have been approved and all that is needed to begin the construction of a new school in the Banks community is the governor’s signature and for the contracts to be completed.Pike County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Bazzell said, then, the demolition of the 1930 school building can begin. By The Penny Hoarder “Half of the funds will come from state bonds that are set aside for schools,” Bazzell said. “These funds do not have to be paid back. The other funds will come from local bond issues.”Even though the structural campus has been enlarged to accommodate the student population, the original building is 90 years and counting. An occasional creaking of a board or two, is a reminded that generations of young, eager learners have passed that way.Bazzell said Banks School is well known for its academic excellence and for the tremendous support it receives from parents and the Banks community. “It’s family,” he said.But, it’s also a family divided. You Might Like Book Nook to reopen Published 9:11 pm Friday, February 5, 2021 photo/Jaine treadwell | The MessengerThe wait is almost over for the new Banks School. The plans have been approved and all that is needed to begin construction on the new school is the governor’s signature and for the contracts to be completed. Print Article Sponsored Content Latest Stories Trojans remain undefeated at home The Troy men’s basketball team remained perfect at home after they knocked off Georgia Southern 68-56 inside Trojan Arena on… read more Banks School: Almost a reality By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Banks School has two campuses. The middle school is located in the town limits of Banks. The primary school is just down Highway 29 south.“The new Banks School will bring both schools to one campus and that will be a plus all around,” Bazzell said. “Consolidating the two schools has been a goal of the Pike County Board of Education for a long time.”A goal. A possibility. Now, soon, it will be out with the old and in with the new.Bazzell said every stone has been turned in making the plans and approving the design for the new school and campus.“The new building has been designed for safety and programming,” Bazzell said. “It will connect to the junior building which is the most recent addition to the campus. All outside doors are security doors and provide an extra layer of protection.”The new 34,000-square-foot building is a multipurpose facility that includes a gymnasium with a stage.“The gymnasium can accommodate 600 people at a time for stage programs,” Bazzell said. “If floor space is needed for events, the capacity will be about 300. The large gym with a stage will create opportunities for more and varied programs and events and also to grow enrollment.”The building’s administrative suite will include the principal’s office and conference rooms and a teachers’ area.The instructional halls will feature a two-part pre-K area, nine classrooms, including special education, a “much needed” science lab, a computer lab, a choir room, a STEM lab and a designated room to house the Banks Schools ‘award-winning journalism program. The new school building will also include a library/media center with a teachers’ workroom.Bazzell said the campus will feature two parking areas, one for faculty/school vehicles and the other for buses.“The parking lots are designed so that one lot is on one side of the campus and one on the other side” Bazzell said. “To ensure safety, the faculty and school parking lot is designed so that no vehicles will be waiting out on the highway. They will all be contained in the parking lot.”Bazzell said the Banks School campus is designed to provide the best and most current educational trends of today and to meet the educational challenges of the future.“Banks School will continue to provide the highest quality education and the most current educational opportunities for its students,” he said. “We look forward to the consolidation of the Banks Schools and the growth of the Banks family.”With the vacating of the Banks Primary School, a decision will have to be made as to the future of the building and property.“No decision has been made and we’ll have several options,” Bazzell said. “The facility could be used for professional development training or other such needs. The property could be sold but there are several buildings on the campus that are historically significant and that will be a consideration. But, right now, we are looking forward to getting started and that means taking the old building down.”Bazzell said he understands that some bricks, perhaps, a pallet, will be saved and sold as a fundraiser to those who have a history at Banks School.The completion of the consolidated Banks School, from the razing to the dedication, will take at least a year.  The doors will open that lead to experiences and opportunities not yet imagined. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Neymar ‘super happy’ to return to training with PSG Paris Saint-Germain and France attacker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for Covid-19.The forward, who is asymptomatic, has left the national team squad and will not feature for the Les Bleus in their forthcoming Nations League fixture with Croatia in Paris on Tuesday, a match in which he was expected to form a forward trident along with Wissam Ben Yedder and Anthony Martial. He featured in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Sweden and scored the winning goal in that clash after breaking through a couple of challenges in the box before finishing from an acute angle.He will not, however, take part in the rematch of the 2018 World Cup final, in which he memorably found the net.“Kylian Mbappe will not participate in France versus Croatia on Tuesday evening at 20:45CET at the Stade de France,” a statement from the French FA has confirmed.“The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA on Monday morning was found to be positive. He was placed away from the group after receiving the results, at the end of training, before going back to his own home in the evening.“Like the entire delegation, Kylian Mbappe had undergone a test prior to the games of the international break. The result was negative, like the one last Wednesday, at the request of UEFA, before Sweden against France.” It also throws into doubt his immediate participation when PSG finally start their Ligue 1 campaign. Thomas Tuchel’s side are slated to play Lens on Thursday followed by Le Classique against fierce rivals Marseille on Sunday.They will then face Metz next Wednesday and have a trip to Nice slated for September 20.PSG could be severely shorthanded for their forthcoming fixtures as they are suffering from a cluster of coronavirus infections.Several stars returned from holiday having tested positive for the virus, with Neymar, Marquinhos, Keylor Navas, Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi and Leandro Paredes all currently laying low.Tags: ANthony MartialFranceKylian MbappeParis Saint-GermainWissam Ben Yedderlast_img read more