Brownfield high school students start year in brand new facilities

Category: Architecture

Written By: KCBD

Date: August 23, 2022

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Parkhill has been a trusted adviser to Brownfield ISD since 2001 and has assisted in the passage of three bond elections. The most recent bond in 2019 was for the construction of a new high school immediately adjacent to the existing high school, which has been converted into the middle school.

The design process for the new high school was very collaborative. The school district wanted to offer as many CTE pathways as possible, so the new school includes an EMT lab, medical lab, welding, wood shop, STEM labs, fine arts collaboration, and two flexible research labs. The project also features an overall industrial design and a state-of-the-art competition gym.

The community gathered for a ribbon-cutting and open house on August 12, and students, faculty, and staff have now officially begun their first full school year in their new high school.

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Brownfield high schoolers start the 2022-2023 school year Wednesday and will spend their first full year in brand new facilities. The district passed a $40 million bond in May 2019 to build the high school, and students moved in after. Spring Break last year. This year, all of the school’s state-of-the-art amenities will be available to students.

The district hosted a ribbon cutting and an open house last weekend to let the community see the Cubs’ new campus. While Superintendent Chris Smith says the school’s large and modern gym is a big draw, it’s only scratching the surface.

“We had teachers in the hallways, kids in the hallways. It was an awesome night in BISD, and the pride was so, so present, so prevalent, and it’s a good feeling as an educator, especially when you get to see how it all ends up,” Smith said. “It’s powerful ‘cause you go through the planning phase and everything else, and then you actually get to cut a ribbon on it, and it’s amazing.”

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