Excited Warriors move into new high school

By Trang Pham-Bui - bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - "It feels like the first day of school all over again."

That's how the principal described the first day of class Wednesday, at the new D'Iberville High School on Lamey Bridge Road.

It took a while for the students to get used to going upstairs, because their old school didn't have a second floor. Some students were having a tough time finding their classrooms, places to hang out, as well as adjusting to new bus and lunch schedules.

The building is 40,000-square-foot bigger than the old school and it doubles as a storm shelter. There are many amenities, including ten more classrooms, three science labs, and separate computer rooms for students and teachers to do research.

"It was a little chaotic this morning," said Mullins. "We had a few traffic issues and that.  But in the long run, by the end of the week, we'll have all those ironed out and everything will be okay. It's just getting used to a new house."

The Harrison County School District decided to build the new high school, after Katrina destroyed the middle school. The $44 million school will be dedicated on March 15th.