Atmore Christian School makes groundbreaking decision

Published 11:56 pm Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Exciting things are happening at Atmore Christian School with the groundbreaking of a new building to house junior high and high school classes topping the list.

Work on a 13,750 square foot building is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks with the end result giving the older students at Atmore Christian School a formal classroom environment.

“It will allow us to expand not only our school, but our student body,” said Atmore Christian School Principal Tim Battles. “This year, we had 87 students and would like to increase our enrollment to 125.”

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The groundbreaking for the new building took place on May 23.

Battles said that ground has been moved, but work on the building will not officially begin for another couple of weeks.

“Ground and dirt have been moved at the location where the building will go,” Battles said. “As far as the structure and foundation go, we hope to have the work started in a week or two.”

Work on the building will be a mix of a contracting crew with the school also doing their part.

Battles said Triple A Steel has been hired to build the steel structure with the school doing framing work.

Along with the classroom setting being added, the building will also have a gymnasium.

Battles said the gymnasium will help the school expand its athletic programs.

“We want to host basketball games and volleyball matches,” Battles said. “We hope this will help us expand our athletic programs.”

Work on the classrooms for the building could be completed as soon as Christmas.

Battles said he is excited about the opportunities the new addition brings to the school.

“I’m pumped and very excited,” Battles said. “It’s a great time to be a part of Atmore Christian School. Our student body is growing and our athletics are expanding. It’s all great things here.”

In the background lies the future site of the classroom building and gymnasium that will house the junior high and high school students of Atmore Christian School.|Photo by Chandler Myers