SMSD to host Groundbreaking Ceremony on March 4

SMSD to host Groundbreaking Ceremony on March 4
Posted on 02/05/2019
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The Stafford Municipal School District is proud to announce that it will host an official groundbreaking ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Stafford Civic Center.  The public is cordially invited to join the District in celebrating this new chapter in its history.

 

The District will begin construction on the state-of-the-art Stafford Middle School, which is part of the $62 Million Bond – the largest investment in public education ever approved by Stafford voters. The project’s architect is AutoArch and the Project Manager is LAN.  Both are based in Houston.

 

“This is a momentous occasion for the community of Stafford, and it represents the first step in a new era of Academic Excellence in Stafford Municipal School District,” expressed Superintendent of SMSD Schools, Dr. Robert Bostic.

 

The current Middle School houses students in grades 7 and 8 and is the original building since the inception of Stafford MSD.  Students currently share a cafeteria with the Elementary School and utilize athletic facilities at the high school. The new Middle School will house students in grades 6-8, and will have its own cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium. This three-story building will also include cutting-edge science laboratories and classrooms and will be located across the street from the Stafford Civic Center.

 

Upon the opening of the new Middle School, the current Middle School space will become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Magnet – the first of its kind in Fort Bend County. The STEM Magnet will eventually host grades K-12. The Intermediate Campus will transition into an Early Childhood Center, which will educate students beginning at age 3.

 

“We are elated that work has begun on the Bond projects, and we are proud to say that our sixth through eighth graders will have a first-rate educational experience in this new state-of-the-art building,” said Stafford MSD Board President, Christopher Caldwell.

 

Bond Oversight Committee Chairperson, Sadie Williams, has been a Stafford MSD staple in one capacity or another since community members began rallying for a Municipal School District in 1976.

 

“The District has progressed by leaps and bounds over the years, and this project will ensure the success of our students for years to come,” Williams said.

This groundbreaking ceremony is a tribute to the collaborative efforts of the entire SMSD community. We are committed to building opportunity and equitable learning environments that serve the needs of all students while working in partnership with our community.”