Students at Charles W. Flanagan High School are excited to finally be able use the newest building on their campus. The final touches on the 20-classroom addition were done while students were away on winter break.

Principal Paula Peters is also thrilled about moving teachers and their students out of the portables they were in while the building was being constructed and into a building she promises will foster a better atmosphere for creativity and learning.

“I was so excited to see the joy on our student’s faces when they walked into the new building and to hear them share what makes them happy about the […] new technology [and] furniture.”, said Principal Peters. “This is a great opportunity for our students and for our teachers, and we are truly appreciative here at Flanagan High School […] for the support of the community.”

The new features students can’t stop raving about include Promethean ActivPanel boards and collaborative furniture in every classroom. The Promethean boards are especially valuable for the teachers as it offers optimal viewing for students, multi-user interaction, and traditional dry-erase writing. Students especially love that their new furniture can be rearranged into different shapes when they are doing group assignments.

Vanessa Pena, and English teacher at Flanagan High had this to say about the new addition:

“My students and I were very excited to be in the new building. I was personally impressed by all the technology, and all the new furniture, how the desks are able to be paired up. I know my students are excited about how clean and new everything [in the building] is.”

The new classrooms weren’t the only improvement to look forward to. Existing buildings also received some necessary renovations including a chiller and HVAC unit installation, window replacements, and roofing work.