New SSISD Middle School Officially
Opened With Ribbon Cutting, Thursday Night
by: Bobby McDonald
News SSISD Superintendent, Mike Lamb, turned the microphone over to Retired SSISD Superintendent,
Patsy Bolton, for a history and celebration of the steps involved in the planning and construction of
the new SSISD Middle School at ceremonies, Thursday evening.
It was a large crowd of Sulphur Springs residents, parents, tax-payers, and yes, even students, who were excited on Thursday evening, as the ribbon was cut for the new Sulphur Springs Middle School located at Wildcat Way, on the South Loop, in Sulphur Springs. New Superintendent Mike Lamb welcomed the crowd and told of how impressed he was when he came to apply for the job at Sulphur Springs, when he saw the newest addition to the SSISD. Then, he introduced recently Retired Superintendent, Patsy Bolton, who lead the district in building the facility from its "embryonic" stage, some five years ago.
"This process that we're celebrating tonight, actually began some five years ago, when a far-sighted board purchased the 'naked' property, once the new South Loop was planned and established," began Bolton. "Now, we're whizzing around the loop and look at this wonderful, state-of-the-art, addition to our school system!"
"We have reason to celebrate that our children will begin a new school year in this ultra-modern facility and that students for many, many years to come, after many of us are dead and gone, can continue to enjoy the fruits of our labor," continued Bolton. "It wasn't just the current board, but Foy Williams and Jack Chubb were on the board during the early stages of this process and each member of our board has added their own footprint in this process, to make it happen!"
"I want to thank Middle School Principal Rusty Hardin, for all of his contributions as he 'juggled' two campuses and helped in the planning stage, also!" expressed Lamb, as he came back to the microphone. "He's gone back and forth from campus to campus, overseeing much of the day to day routines and decision making, for this new facility, that he now gets to call home!"
Bolton then took the scissors and as the crowd gathered around, the ribbon was cut on the new facility.
Hardin and his staff then conducted tours of the new facility that found everyone "spellbound" at the magnitude of the beautiful new facility.
One student that will be among the first students arriving at the campus on Monday, summed it up best, "I'm going to get lost! This facility is so big and spacious, and I think my classes are scattered all over the campus!"
The new school had been opened less than thirty minutes (note clock in the background)
and these two girls were already in trouble with the law, and headed to the principal's
office......you go figure......