Two schools in Brooke County are being consolidated into one brand new, state-of-the-art middle school.
Ground was broken at the future site of the Brooke Middle School located next to the high school football field on Wednesday.
The school, which will be completed by the 2017-2018 school year, will combine Follansbee Middle School and Wellsburg Middle School.
“I think it will be really, really fun. We’ve always wanted to go to school together. We went to preschool together and we’ve known each other since we were little. We’re excited to be able to go to school together,” said Melyn Bachinki and Brianna Ferguson, future Brooke Middle School students.
Teachers and students, who have become accustomed to going to school in a building that was built in the 1920s, are excited for a new building with new technology.
State Superintendents, State Senators, Delegates, Community leaders and school officials were all on hand for the momentous occasion.