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posted: Wed, Sep 12th, 2018

Facilities Upgrades and Improvements

Mount Olive High School students coming back to school were met with several changes and upgrades to the high school facilities at the start of the 2018-19 school year.

One improvement was creating a new Biotechnology Skills Lab in the former mailroom, complete with a large lab space for experiments, oversize whiteboards, cabinets, and seating. The lab will be the home of the new Biotechnology Skills course, a class in which students will participate in more advanced labs, including learning how to splice DNA. This semester course will complement another new semester course, Science Issues and Ethics, which will meld the connection between science and current events. Both courses are part of a new Biotech Pathway, a diploma program students may pursue prior to graduation. The Biotech Pathway joins the already existing Engineering Pathway and the AP Capstone diploma program.

Another noticeable change occurred in the Life Skills room, which was completely renovated to meet current ADA standards. This renovation was conducted by an in-house team, who made the space brighter and more enhanced for a multi-sensory approach to education. A new feature of the room is a separate sensory space for students to utilize.

In addition to the upgrades to classrooms and learning spaces, one of the more noticeable changes was made in the front lobby where a new office was designed as a substation for the Mount Olive Police Department. As part of these security upgrades, MOPD will have a greater presence throughout the building, working with Security Officer Kluska and the rest of the security team to provide more entrance control and support. Mr. Kevin R. Stansberry, MOHS principal, said these upgrades and the addition of two Class III officers will provide enhancements to building operation and help the security team monitor safety and security.

Several third-floor classrooms also received a renovation overhaul this summer, receiving new tile flooring, fluorescent lighting, and dry erase boards. This completed a renovation that was started the previous summer.

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