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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Open House Showcases Mitchell Community Schools Facilities that will help students and athletes

MITCHELL - DECEMBER 17, 2023 - On Sunday it was a special day for the students and community of the Mitchell Community Schools to see the new facilities that have just been completed.


Video: Mitchell Community Schools Ribbon cutting


When students return from Christmas break they will be able to start the new year in a state of the art facilities.


Video: Dr. Brent Comer's comments


With the new turf fields of the baseball, softball and football fields already completed, the other capital improvement projects have moved closer to the finish line or already completed.


Photo: Many smiled on the awe of a state of the art facilty of the Mitchell Community Schools, eight laps around the gym equals one mile


" I was able to play on the turf and it has changed my game a whole lot. I am very excited trying these new facilities in getting ready for the upcoming baseball season, hopefully bringing home the state championship home," said Kody Earl, Mitchell High School Senior who plays both baseball and soccer.



" This is nice to have a lot more things to work with, compared to the old gym we had. There is a lot more stuff we can utilize, and not have late practices, " said Ben Seitzinger Mitchell High School Senior.



" I believe this is just really nice, coming from a bigger school and moving here and seeing this. These facilties are amazing," said Dawson Irwin. " The new courts will be amazing for every team we got,"


Photo: Keegan Bond was a recent graduate Mitchell High School looks over the new weight room


The 35,000 sq foot fieldhouse has five courts for basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and complete with 2 full locker rooms, weight room,and upstairs track.


Photo: Peyton Kern age 7 is in the first grade at Hatfield works on the computer during the Open House on Sunday afteernoon


The new NOVUS lab is another addition to the project that will allow students a place to take their education into future college courses or trades.




" Every single day in the classroom is different, there are exciting opprotunities for every student. The students are able to dream up anything they want to make in this room. I could have never imagined we would have a space like this, even four years ago when we started this process. Every day is fun as well as different for our students. I get to see what students are learning in the classroom and then bring it to the lab and apply their learning here," said Allison Kern teacher at Mitchell Community Schools for 12 years.



The new facilties will provide a education for students now and years to come.



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