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Teachers And Construction Crews Get Biloxi Schools Ready For Opening Day

Popps Ferry Elementary in Biloxi is sprouting a fresh, new look this year. Crews are sodding the grounds in preparation for the first day of school. But that's not the only change students will see when they set foot on campus Thursday.

Superintendent Dr. Larry Drawdy says the

"We've had a lot of new additions, and also new construction and the like, and so now we're just putting the finishing touches to open school tomorrow," Superintendent Dr. Larry Drawdy said.

The changes affect Lopez, Popps Ferry, Jeff Davis and Beauvoir Elementary Schools. They are all getting new and renovated classrooms, new libraries and office areas. Each school will also get a Kids Imagination Station, which will have a kitchen, bank and grocery store to give students hands-on lessons outside of the classrooms.

At Lopez Elementary, teachers are decorating their new classrooms. The teachers say it's exciting to work in a new and improved environment. Fifth Grade Teacher Taffany Broussard says it feels good to be back, especially in a new building and seeing other new things here.

Fourth Grade Teacher Sharon Martin says students can come back to an air-conditioned classroom, with high-tech, state-of-the-art computers.

"Now the children have something to be proud of, and I think they'll keep it in better shape," Martin said.

Eventually, cameras will be installed in the four elementary schools. This summer, crews also installed new doors at Michel Jr. High and Biloxi High School. The renovation project is part of a $29.5 million bond issue passed by voters in 1999.

By Trang Pham-Bui

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