Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your summer vacations, visiting family, hanging out at the beach, or just relaxing at home. Another exciting school year at Fort Knox awaits you as we’ve prepared all summer to showcase the exciting opportunities for our returning and first time Eagles. We are especially excited this year as we have incorporated 7th and 8th grade students into our building. With this addition in student population Fort Knox Middle High is now the largest secondary school in DoDEA Americas.
To house the merge of our middle and high schools, a brand new extension is completed next door that will house our high school students. The concept is a 21st Century model, where three neighborhoods contain 5 learning studios on the periphery of the learning hub. This layout provides flexible learning in combination with an agile space. By design students are encouraged to explore ideas and collaborate peer-to-peer.
Our middle school students will be housed in our “legacy” building which is the existing school structure. Although the core content classes will be taught in this building, they may from time-to-time have classes in the 21st Century building depending upon their elective interests. Additional upgrades throughout the building include fresh paint throughout, updated classroom furniture, privacy stalls in the locker rooms, additional seating in the cafeteria, and a lounge area in the foyer.
Over the summer our dedicated staff members worked diligently to prepare for our community. As a result of their efforts, we will have another productive school year. Teachers have taken the opportunity to reflect professionally on ways to challenge our students. Members of the front office have assisted with greeting new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our custodians have been cleaning rooms, moving furniture, and preparing the facility for your arrival.
We are a family-oriented community with shared goals of developing responsible, caring students and promoting high academic achievement. Once again, I am excited to meet our students and families - it remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Together, I know we will make this school year a wonderful experience for everyone.
Lonnie R. Gilmore, Jr.
Fort Knox Middle High School