After battling an abnormally wet winter, an early spring has brought excitement and new energy to the future home of the new Calhoun Middle/High complex.
From the inception of this complex, it was a common goal of Calhoun City Schools and the community to hire local businesses and organizations to complete the project.
In fact 61 percent of the project cost has been awarded to local contractors and suppliers. It is with this focus, that CCS has developed a working partnership with Fox and Brindle Construction, a locally based company.
Recognizing the opportunity to expose students to the field of construction, representatives of the Partners in Education program approached the Fox and Brindle executives with the goal of developing a mutually beneficial relationship.
This partnership has already produced fruit, as work based learning is taking place on site with Calhoun City Schools students thanks to the commitment of Fox and Brindle.
Even the pre-kindergarten students have participated in the construction project. Recently, over 30 pre-kindergarteners participating in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) academy visited the job site to learn more about construction. The students donned their hardhats and applied mortar to the cement blocks.
This was made possible due to partnerships with businesses like Fox and Brindle. The CCS partner also continues to contribute to local scholarship opportunities and for the provision of Community Education Grants. The system is thankful for the growing relationship and looks forward to building the future of Calhoun City Schools together.