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A student looks from the fourth floor to the third floor of the new extension at West Campus on March 22. Called the Center for Science, Technology and Industry, the space accommodates math, science, CTE, and communications classes.

Center for Science, Technology and Industry opens

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 20, 2021

The new Center for Science, Technology, and Industry at West Campus opened on March 22, allowing students and teachers to begin having math and science classes in the extension. “I think [the extension...

West Campuss new extension, called the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry, opened March 22 to students and staff.

Gallery: Center for Science, Technology, and Industry opens

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director March 23, 2021

Two years ago, MCHS announced that West Campus would be adding a new wing onto the north side of the building to house the math, science, and technology courses. The new wing has been under construction...

Construction of a climbing wall began on the east side of Buckner Gym in early-February. The wall will accommodate the district’s new Adventure Education course.

New projects begin in Buckner Gym

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Beginning on Saturday, February 6, construction of a few projects began in Buckner Gym. The gym was previously used primarily for fitness machines and equipment, as well as Strength and Dance classes.  Now,...

Starting next school year, East Campus will become a freshmen-only campus. Though many have questioned the idea, there are many benefits to the idea that will benefit both students and the district.

Opinion: The benefits of a freshmen center

Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director January 6, 2021

Why would a freshman campus be beneficial? What’s the point? These are all questions that come to mind when thinking about the changes for the upcoming school year as East Campus transitions to a freshman...

The interior of the Center for Science, Technology and Industry sits empty after a day of work. Construction is on scheduled to be complete by January of 2021.

West Campus construction still on schedule

Joe Ndu, Staff Reporter December 7, 2020

The new extension to West Campus is entering its final stages of construction. It is currently on schedule to be completed in January 2021. “Most of the building will be finished and furnished by...

Construction workers smooth concrete floors for the first floor of the new extension at West Campus on April 10. Construction remains on schedule despite school being closed for the remainder of the school year.

Construction continues without delay

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

With construction and trade still being deemed essential, the COVID-19 pandemic has not delayed the construction of the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry, the new extension at West Campus. It...

Though construction broke ground in September, the structure that will make up West Campuss new wing began taking shape at the beginning of second semester.

West’s new wing one-third complete

Kyla Henige, News Editor February 6, 2020

As the school year reaches its final stride, East and West campus is one step closer to finishing construction for the campus change occurring in the 2021-22 school year. The construction at the west...

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Carl Vallianatos addresses stakeholders during a groundbreaking ceremony on September 19 outside of West Campus.

Breaking new ground

Kyla Henige, News Editor October 7, 2019

A construction crew officially broke ground for the new science and technology wing at West Campus on September 19. In attendance was the District Superintendent Ryan McTague, Board of Education members,...

Construction equipment at West tennis courts

Unfinished West tennis courts disrupt girls season

Zach Brown, Staff Writer September 12, 2019

The completion date for the new tennis courts at West Campus remains uncertain as the school year and girls tennis season progresses. The new tennis courts ran into trouble when workers encountered...

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