Modular classrooms help MRH cope with growth

Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is growing faster than anyone imagined a few years ago, especially in the lower levels. Enrollment at MRH Elementary has increased by more than a hundred students in the past three years, according to Principal Jason Adams. The early childhood center has a wait-list.Modular classrooms erected over the summer are helping accommodate the growth at the elementary school. The building, next to the school, provides two rooms now being used for the E4 Gifted Education Program and the Seed to Table Program.

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“We kept all the core classes in the (main) building, as opposed to moving one or two of those out, then you’d have your pod broken up,” MRH director of communications, Brian Adkisson said.

Principal Adams said the technology has been seamless. “Our sixth-graders put on a broadcast news every morning, and it goes through YouTube to all the classroom smartboards. Since day one we haven’t had any issues.”

The school is planning an open house for the modular classroom for its neighbors in the near future.

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