With a new school year comes a brand new building for Walton Middle School. The $30 million project came to fruition on Wednesday as students and staff started back to school. The school moved from the old Walton High School they’ve spent the past two years.
“It was worth the work when parents and students came in Monday and Tuesday to visit the school for the first time,” said Principal Jason Campbell.
Developers tore down the old campus and built a brand new campus in its place, putting in new technology to better engage students.
“Every classroom is equipped with a cart of laptops, we have ClearTouch Panels for teachers, and a state of the art sound system for students and teachers,” said Campbell.
Also added was covered hallways and a circular courtyard – both features the old campus didn’t have. Campbell said the technology will foster better learning environments for students.
“When we built this, we were thinking building for at least 50 years and so the generation to come will enjoy what we have now,” said Campbell.
While the majority of the school is completed, other parts of the campus are still under construction including the softball, baseball and football fields.