CLASSES in Broken Arrow resumed Tuesday

Tuesday, August 14th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

This is an exciting week for students, parents, and teachers. School starts this week, and in Broken Arrow it started Tuesday.

Principal Kyle Wood manages Oklahoma's largest high school, Broken Arrow High, with 2,100 students in grades 11 and 12, and it's sure to get bigger. So while students get settled in, administrators have to think about the future.

Broken Arrow school superintendent Dr Dennis Shoemaker, "Now with the loop opening and Northeastern State, all kinds of good things are happening in Broken Arrow. That's bringing in new families." All those new families will need new classrooms and new schools for their children. Dr. Shoemaker says the next few years will bring more than $100-million in new construction, perhaps even a second high school.

For students, the first day is meeting new friends, seeing old friends. Everything is so exciting.

Wednesday is the first day of school in several other districts, such as Catoosa, Glenpool, and Tulsa.