New Magnolia ISD schools, district conference center on schedule for early 2018 move-in

Magnolia ISDu2019s two new intermediate schools will each feature learning stairs.

Magnolia ISDu2019s two new intermediate schools will each feature learning stairs.

Three projects funded by Magnolia ISD’s 2015 bond referendum are expected to wrap up in early 2018, Executive Director of Facilities Tim Bruner said in a meeting Nov. 13.

The District Conference Center—a 15,000-square-foot meeting space—is set to open by April 1. Magnolia and Bear Branch intermediate schools, which will house fifth and sixth grades beginning in the 2018-19 school year, are expected to be finished in the spring as well, Bruner said. Both new schools feature learning stairs as an alternative classroom space.

“[The learning stairs are] one of the unique features at both of these intermediate schools,” Bruner said. “This is where you can take several classrooms and sit them down and just have a little bit of a different environment than a classroom.”
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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