Riverside, California 2022-08-06 07:00:30 –
As Carroll High School biology teacher Michelle Marquardt prepared her classroom for the new school year, dozens of local residents walked past the hall Friday, marveling at the new school.
The Corpus Christi ISD cut a ribbon to celebrate the completion of its new school on the corner of Costris Road and Saratoga Boulevard, and introduced the building to the community before students returned to classes on Friday. The new campus will replace the 65-year-old building on Weber Road and Tiger Lane.
“Carroll High School students are so excited to start the new school year in this building this Tuesday,” said student ambassador Senior Principal Xavier Lewis. It’s the perfect place to do it.”
Markert, who has been teaching at Carroll for 22 years, is equally excited.
“It’s amazing,” Markert said of the building. “Modern, clean, sleek and functional.”
Dotted throughout the building, collaboration spaces allow teachers to take students out of the classroom and into common areas decked out with sofas and whiteboards.
The space is also large enough for multiple classes to use simultaneously and includes design features to encourage collaboration and joint activities.
Carroll Sr. Isaiah Gomez, who was one of several students giving a tour of the new building on Friday, said the co-learning spaces are his favorite part of the campus.
“It really adds spice,” Gomez said.
Superintendent Roland Hernandez said the campus serves not only the students but also the community.
“I can’t wait to see what kind of events people enjoy in this space,” Hernandez said during the event in the school gymnasium. It sounds like a full concert, the graduation of one of our smaller programs.”
The old school was an open-air wing campus, and students walked between buildings all day long. The new campus is hermetically sealed, making for a safer campus.
The outdoor nature of the old campus is what teachers and students miss most, but also what they say they miss least.
“I miss being outside and breathing fresh air,” Gomez said.
But Gomez said it wasn’t comfortable to walk outside in the heat, cold or rain.
“One of the things you can’t miss is the outdoors,” said senior Giovanni Carrillo.
One of Carrillo’s favorite parts of the new school is the large rotunda with circular lights at the top. She also appreciates the co-learning space, which she says reflects the trust the school staff has in its students.
“They trust us to work,” Carrillo said.
The school has many windows and bright lighting fixtures. Blue tiger murals adorn the walls throughout the school. The school has also brought part of its old campus to its new location, a £1,000 anchor that has been at the school since 1959.
“In that first graduating class, a tradition was born where each class would add a link to the anchor,” said Principal Robert Arredondo. “It just happened to be a maritime school.”
The new school will also offer new programs, such as dental and maritime classes.
The most important part of the school community has also been brought to the new campus, Marquardt said. it’s people.
“Buildings are buildings,” said Markert. “We brought our family, that’s the most important thing to me.”
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