Science teacher Yvette Hart has spent the last 13 1/2 years moving her classroom materials from room to room via a plastic cart.
When classes resume at Hastings High School in January, Hart will, for the first time, have her own classroom.
“Just to be able to walk into a room and leave my stuff and not have to move other people’s stuff around is going to be amazing,” Hart said.
Hart was one of the many science teachers at Hastings High on hand for the public unveiling of the high school’s new science wing Thursday.
The theme for the unveiling was “Moving Up,” a statement that had several meanings for Superintendent Craig Kautz.
“We are literally moving up,” he told the crowd of about 75 people. “Over the next several weeks, we are moving the science instruction from the west basement wing of this building to the new wing with appropriately designed science rooms and labs. The new wing will more readily support student learning and sound science instructional practice.”