East Hardin Middle School students will begin learning in their new school building on Monday, October 18, 2021.
Delays in construction of the new school located at 810 New Glendale Road in Elizabethtown caused EHMS students to start the year at the current facility at 129 College Street in Glendale, Kentucky. The new East Hardin is now ready to welcome students.
In order for teachers and other staff to prepare for the transition, EHMS students will have a “learn at home day” on Friday, October 15, 2021. The students will receive assignments to be completed at home that day. Staff members will be preparing classrooms and other areas for students to use on the following Monday. It is important to note that phones or email may not be available on Friday, October 15. The “learn at home” day will be for EHMS students only.
“We are extremely excited,” EHMS Principal Brittany Nickell said. “Everyone has been looking forward to this move and starting a new chapter in the East Hardin Middle School legacy. I can’t wait to see our students in the hallways and classrooms of our new school.”
Students will have the opportunity to visit the new school on Thursday, October 14, 2021. They will tour the facility, match their current class schedule to new room numbers and visit common areas like the cafeteria, library media center, gymnasium, etc. School will start at the current building that day and students will be transported to the new school via bus. Classes will take turns touring the new school.
“We truly appreciate the extraordinary amount of patience and understanding from our students, parents, and staff,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “Any construction project, especially one as large as a new school building, always brings variables and uncertainties. The addition of the pandemic’s obstacles hasn’t helped. All of that is behind us. While we are excited to be transitioning into a new building where there will still be excellence in instruction.”