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Farmington, MO High School makes way for big upgrades

Thanks to voters and city officials Farmington High School is getting some impressive changes for the Black Knights. (Source: Farmington School District) Thanks to voters and city officials Farmington High School is getting some impressive changes for the Black Knights. (Source: Farmington School District)
A new gymnasium would allow them to have full school assemblies seating over 1,500 up from the current 800. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) A new gymnasium would allow them to have full school assemblies seating over 1,500 up from the current 800. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
They hope to have the new gym and music building completed by October of 2016. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) They hope to have the new gym and music building completed by October of 2016. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) -

Farmington High School in Missouri is getting an upgrade.

Athletics, music and science are getting ready for big changes.

Thanks to voters and city officials, Farmington High School is getting some impressive changes for the Black Knights.    

On Dec.15, $8 million in funding was approved towards the projects.

"We want to give our kids the best facilities that we possibly can so that they can have something they take pride in and a place that they can call home," said Principal Nathan Hostetler.

Hostetler is more than excited to see the changes on his campus.

"The kids are really excited about it," Hostetler said. "Some of the upperclassmen wish this would have happened earlier so they can be here. The underclassmen are really excited to see all these things coming together."

The Athletics Department isn’t the only one getting an upgrade.

In April 2015, voters approved a sale of bonds to benefit the school.

It makes way for a new music building, allowing the science department to remodel their old facilities.

One science teacher is impressed with how the school is managing the project.

"Rather than just knocking down an old building and constructing new, we really have tried to continue to use the available infrastructure," said science teacher Sharon Reeves. "I think this will be a great addition."

The new music building will have performance space and even practice rooms for students.

A new gymnasium would allow them to have full school assemblies, seating more than 1,500, which is up from the current 800.

No one is more excited than Matt Ruble, the school district’s superintendent.

"It is an exciting time, and we’re growing as a community, and growing as a school district," said Ruble. "It’s a great time to be a knight."

The school district is looking to get all of this up and running quickly.

They hope to have the new gym and music building finished by October 2016.

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