More than 100 parents, students, teachers and administrators arrived early Wednesday morning to move a mountain of supplies, books, office furniture and electronics to the new high school.
Parents brought pickup trucks pulling horse trailers and flat beds to help in the move. Principals organized the army of movers. Lines of students carried large boxes like ants carting bread-crumb boulders from a picnic.
For one family, the move into Boyd’s new high school came full circle.
“My son (Travis) will be part of the first class to graduate from the new high school,” Annette Williams said. “I graduated in 1981, the first class to graduate from what is now the old high school.
“It is beautiful,” she said of the new school. “It’s very well built.”
The students also sounded impressed with the new facility. It was the first time most had seen the interior of the complex.
“This is completely awesome,” said junior Danielle Foster. “I’m very excited to be going here next year.”
“I think it’s magnificent,” said senior Jeff Walker while unloading piles of sheet music into the new band hall. “It’s going to inspire kids to do better things. It makes me want to come to school now.”
“It’s going to make a lot more people want to join band,” said incoming freshman Kayla Boaz.
Some students toting boxes lost their way in the halls of the much larger school.
“Kids have been asking if we’re going to give them maps when they start in the fall,” said volleyball coach Misty Shepard.
“I’m scared about getting lost,” said junior Brooke Davis.
In just one day’s work, the army of volunteers managed to move an entire high school.
“When you sweat together, you get things done,” said Interim Superintendent Barbara Stice.
“It’s been backbreaking,” Davis said.
The intermediate school will move into the old high school, and the intermediate school will house the district’s administrative offices.