Reported By Chris Bundgaard, Reporter - bio | email
LEBANON, Tenn. -
Monday was the first day for teachers and administrators in the new Lebanon High School.
Students will have to wait until classes begin later this summer, but the school district wanted teachers out of the 50-year-old high school near the center of Lebanon and into the new $38 million facility on the edge of town by Monday.
"It's kind of sad in one way and thrilling in another," said Steve Smith, who was helping an art teacher move Monday.
"I went here," he added while hauling another load of shelves outside the old high school.
Some teams, like the Lebanon High girls basketball team, will still be using the old facility until July 15 when the school district takes control of new facility.
Several of the players said they are looking forward to moving to the new facility.
"The new dressing room is bigger, nicer and it actually has showers," said point guard Alicia Jennings.
Basketball coach Courtney McFarlin added, "It's time to have a new school here, we deserve it, our kids deserve it, our faculty and our community deserve it."
Outside the old high school hangs a sign that reads, "Thanks for the memories."
An open house for the new high school is planned for mid-July. The first day of class is scheduled for August 1.