For Immediate Release — November 8, 2018 | Fort-Campbell Schools
Jade Fulce: Public Affairs Officer | (571) 372-0604
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region will host a school dedication ceremony for the newly constructed Fort Campbell High School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky Thursday, Nov.15 at 1 p.m.
DoDEA's Associate Director for Performance and Accountability and Director of Student Excellence for DoDEA Americas Dr. Judith Minor, the DoDEA Americas Southeast District Superintendent Dr. Christy Huddleston, the DoDEA Kentucky Community Superintendent Dr. Youlanda Washington, and the Fort Campbell High School Principal Ms. Kimberly Butts will deliver remarks to students and special guests.
Fort Campbell High School is 184,232 square feet and can hold up to 800 students from ninth to 12th grade. The school is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certified facility with sustainable design strategies and enhancements for energy efficient lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. There are 21st Century teaching tools such as a solar demonstration panels, solar panels for hot water, and an energy dashboard for monitoring utility use are incorporated into the building.
“We are very excited about the opportunities that come with a 21st century facility,” said Ms. Kimberly Butt, the Fort Campbell principal. “Students are the center and heart of everything we do. My staff and I feel that it is a privilege and honor to serve our military-connected families.”
The old Fort Campbell High School, which was built in 1985, will be renovated and converted to a middle school.
Media wishing to attend this event should RSVP to Denise Shelton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 270-798-9971, no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. Media event is from 1 – 3 p.m. Media will meet the PAO escort at the Gate 4 Visitor Control Center at 12 p.m. to depart for the event.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families