Students love new AJHS [with gallery]

Published 12:23 am Wednesday, January 7, 2015

- Alexa Lindquist began organizing library books in the new AJHS Tuesday.

– Alexa Lindquist began organizing library books in the new AJHS Tuesday.

Both students and administrators were pleased with the first day of classes at the new Andalusia Junior High School, which opened Tuesday.

“This school is amazing,” Zemorian Ridgeway said.

Ridgeway was attending Mrs. Tammy Pickard’s seventh grade science class and praised the lab.

“This lab is so cool,” Ridgeway said. “The eye wash station is pretty neat.”

Symone Reed also praised the classroom and the school, and said she gets the perks of using the elevator to go to library upstairs.

A Crimson Tide football fan likes having access to the indoor practice facilities at AHS.

“The indoor football facility is cool because it looks just like a football field,” Brady Woodham said.

The proximity of the school to the Andalusia High School was what James O’Reilly liked the most. He said his sister graduated from AHS and he likes being close to it.

Annie Tomberlon said she really appreciated the cleanliness of the new school.

Superintendent of Education Ted Watson said, “ We had an excellent start of school at Andalusia Junior High School.”

Watson said one of the main concerns was how traffic would flow. For weeks, the system had been publicizing and promoting new traffic patterns to accommodate bus and private-vehicle traffic at AJHS and AHS.

“This morning went off without a hitch,” Watson said.

Watson said there were a few glitches in the first day, but school personnel could easily work through them.