Ringgold Middle School restoration nearly complete
Just 17 months after a tornado demolished the Ringgold Middle School campus, sixth- and seventh-graders bustled through newly remodeled halls Tuesday, Sept. 4, on their first day back to school.
Fresh white ceilings and tiles, new energy-efficient lighting, a new sprinkler system and an updated paint job were just a few of the changes welcoming them back for the new year.
Down several hallways, but safely isolated on the other side of the building, construction has been in full force on the rising eighth-grade addition since early spring.
Doug Suits, newly appointed director of operations, said progress of the new wing is right on schedule and the displaced eighth-graders, who began their school year at Ringgold High School, will join their fellow middle schoolers after the Christmas break.