Adams Central welcomes students to new upgrades

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Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 6:31 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - New school year, new upgrades. Students at Adams Central Junior and Senior High School welcomed 12th and seventh graders back on its first day. They paired a senior with a newbie giving them the responsibility to show them around the school and how to get to their classes, and the school is enforcing a no-cell-phone policy in the classrooms.

“Well I tell you the first day of school is always great. I love it when the kids come back, all the smiling faces. Being around the staff the last few days they were really excited to have the kids back. It’s always a great way to start the school year. We have a few additions coming in this year, we have brand new updated junior high science rooms that we updated this past summer,” said Shawn Scott, Superintendent of Adams Central Public Schools.

The school also renovated its junior high science rooms this summer, four years after they did the same on the senior high side of the secondary education building.

“We have a great school board and they have a long range plan, they’re just looking at updating some things,” Scott said. “Our science rooms needed to be updated, we did the high school science rooms probably about four years ago. We’re just rotating through, it’s sort of our master plan to do that. We’re very thankful our school board is progressive and takes those things on.”

Scott gives credit to the school board for being proactive in updating things as needed, and seeing the kids get excited about the ne rooms was a great feeling.

“Kids having great facilities just enhances the education that we’re able to provide,” Scott said. “For us doing this at the junior high level helps us out when they move on to the senior high and everything else. The teachers do a great job at what they teach and now we have some facilities to match that.”

The upgrades the school made surely brought a lot of excitement not only to the students but to the staff as well. When kids are in a system like Adam Central’s K-12 the opportunity to see kids grow in front of your eyes is a special experience.

“There’s a great deal of satisfaction especially in education when you get to see a student that starts in kindergarten and then they graduate, and how much they’ve grown, changed, and everything else. In education that’s what it’s all about. That’s why people love being teachers. Just knowing that you get to make a difference in that kid and see them grow.”

“Moments like that are days educators live for,” Scott said. To give kids an opportunity to see the world, learn, grow and expand. That’s what we’re all about.”

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