The paint is dry and the cabinets are filled with chemicals and lab supplies, but the newness of Hastings High’s new science wing has yet to wear off.
“Their attitude is better,” science teacher Rod Tickle said. “They’re excited about their moment to come to the science wing. I think they feel like it’s a treat to be in science.”
Students got their first chance to see the new classrooms on the far southeast end of the high school when classes resumed Thursday, while teachers were able to transition classrooms during the holiday break.
Sophomore Neli Morales said the design and physical look of the classrooms is what attracts her the most.
“The last one was a little gloomy and sad and boring,” she said of her old classroom. “This one is a little more vivid and lively. It’s more fun to be in this classroom because it’s newer with fun colors.”