At the Aug. 13 meeting of the Humble ISD Board of Trustees, the board had a unique opportunity to hear from PBK architects on the proposed plans for Atascocita High School as well as Summer Creek High School.
“I love what the architects have done as well as the materials selected. We also appreciate that the leaders within PBK came to the meeting complete with virtual devices that allow us to feel like we are walking the halls as if we were students,” Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen said.
The board saw the architectural renderings of plans for new gyms and classrooms at both campuses, which will allow the district to eliminate portable buildings and provide students with state-of-the-art facilities that will look like they were planned from the start with matching facade, styles and external characteristics. Both schools will feature the same 8,600-square-foot gym, maximizing the available land space and making use of the most in terms of natural lighting.
Board President Nancy Morrison relayed excitement regarding these new spaces and expressed gratitude to PBK for their attention to details and flexibility.
“You have done well capturing the spirit of the schools and our students will be proud,”Morrison said.
Stantec representatives presented plans for the Humble ISD Agricultural Science Centers. The north site will feature ample spaces for 70 lamb, 70 hog and 24 cattle pens, as well as proper ventilation to aid the nearby housing developments. The facilities will also include places for staff, a practice arena, restrooms, bleachers for spectators, a workshop for on-site welding, washing and clipping areas and more.
Fagan thanked the large numbers of Project Gold, Fight, Win! members that attended the meeting in gold shirts in recognition of the up-and-coming event, Friday, Sept. 13, as the Atascocita Eagles take on their sister school, the Kingwood Mustangs. During the half-time show at Turner Stadium, all attendees will come together in support of pediatric cancer awareness. Members of this initiative are working to make live streaming to the local hospital possible. They are asking all fans to come dressed in gold to be a shining example to the world of how rivals can stand together for an important cause.
Mothers Against Cancer (mothersagainstcancer.org), The L3 Foundation (l3foundation.com), and Addi’s Faith Foundation (addisfaithfoundation.org) have created a partnership to aid families currently affected by cancer.
Chairperson for the Humble ISD Education Foundation, India Loth, recognized board directors and thanked members of the community for their continued support of the foundation.
“Thanks to the monies received, we were able to award all first-year Humble ISD teachers with $100 for supplies and fulfilled several grants by aiding students impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” Loth said.
“On behalf of my fellow board members, we would like to welcome back all students and teachers that are impacting the minds of our future leaders,” said Boardmember Martina Dixon.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Sept.10 at 7 p.m. in the Business and Technology Center, 20200 Eastway Village Dr., Humble.