The students, faculty and staff at Arcadia Elementary are getting settled into their temporary home at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School. Recently, the second and third grade teachers decided to spruce the hallways up with a new theme, “The Arcadia Hall of Fame”. The students’ photographs are hanging in the hallways with their aspirations for what they would like to be when they grow up. Stars dangle from the ceiling and inspirational quotes hang over the doorways in this wing of the school. When the students arrived back from the Fall Break, the teachers had special music “Hall of Fame” by The Script piping through the hallway. The students marveled over the labor of love their teachers displayed and the enthusiasm was contagious throughout the building. The faculty and staff are keeping things exciting during this transition and the response from students has been positive.
As part of the construction program, the school will be rebuilt and merge with Northington Elementary at its present location in the Arcadia community. The new facility is slated to open for the 2018-2019 school year.