New Big Blue
District to connect with community through event
With Bryant Junior High School set to open in less than a month for the 2019-20 school year, the Bryant School District will be hosting the first community expo and giving tours of the new school.
The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1.
Individuals are invited to stop by through that time period and attendees do not have to live in the Bryant School District, said Devin Sherrill, spokesperson for the district.
The district decided to host the event as a way to connect with Bryant families, as well as to showcase the new facility.
“We’re thrilled to show it off,” Sherrill said. “We want the community to come see it’s investment.”
Currently, 90 vendors are scheduled to participate in the expo. Vendors include “a full range of businesses that really market to families,” as well as local nonprofit organizations.
At the expo, Bryant families can also learn about the
Hornet Health Center. Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Education are also scheduled to have a booth at the event.
For the tour portion of the event, attendees will be able to view classroom spaces, the cafeteria, media center, band room, offices and gyms.
Staff will be stationed at various locations to give information about the new school.
The 252,000-square-foot facility has 79 classrooms; 29 labs/specialty areas including science, business/career education, and family consumer science spaces; music rehearsal spaces; art rooms; and multi-use areas including a black box theater. The twostory media center features a computer lab.
Athletic spaces include a 1,200-seat gym with stage; four practice courts and 10 locker rooms.
More information about the event is available on the district website, www.bryantschools.org.
State Sen. Kim Hammer talks with Patrick Schroeder with Baldwin & Shell Construction Company and John Mcmorran, architect for the project.
The recently constructed Bryant Junior High will be opening for the 2019-20 school year. The school is 252,000-square-feet and contains 79 classrooms.
From left, Bryant graduate Gracie Kimbrell; Director of Administrative Services Tina Kimbrell, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Angie Dischinger and Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Pam Kinney are all smiles while greeting attendees Thursday at the new school. Prior to a Bryant School Board meeting, community leaders were invited to tour the new school.