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Woodham Middle School

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Brentwood Middle School

Escambia County School District

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> There still may be unpacked boxes spread throughout the school and a lot of work left to do, but Woodham Middle School Principal Marsha Higgins says the school will be ready when 1,100 kids arrive on Aug. 20.

"We're still working with teachers to get everything up and running," Higgins said."But teachers will be ready to teach."
Everyone is expecting a hectic month ahead as Higgins oversees the consolidation of students from the former Brentwood and Wedgewood middle schools.
It's all part of the most massive school closure and consolidation plan in the history of the Escambia County School District.
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Higgins said preplanning the move is paying off.
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Some parts of the move - such as setting up all the computers - are taking more time than moving furniture, Higgins said.
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Higgins said the middle school signs will be up by the time school starts.But she's waiting for the students to pick the school's colors and mascot.
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The McCormacks worked for Higgins at Brentwood Middle School.And there was never any hesitation they would follow Higgins to the new middle school.
Most of the teachers from Brentwood and Wedgewood have made the move.


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Students at Brentwood Middle School will be moved to the new middle school at Woodham, where Marsha Higgins will take over as principal.

Higgins is the principal at Brentwood Middle School.


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-- Principal: Marsha Higgins, current principal of Brentwood Middle School.


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Brentwood Middle School principal Marsha Higgins was among the guests at a news conference in Tallahassee.


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TALLAHASSEE -- Marsha Higgins took the black eye of bad grades and turned it into a photo op with Gov.Jeb Bush.

For two years, the principal at Brentwood Middle School revamped her school's reading program to get children interested in books, dedicating classroom time to tutoring and reading blocks.
The payoff came Wednesday when Higgins stood before a Capitol audience of educators to help showcase the latest and final annual round of classroom education gains under Bush's tenure.
Higgins was one of two principals from across the state chosen to stand beside Bush and speak as he announced school grades.
"Thanks to the hard work and the creativity and the joy that clearly exists at this wonderful school, 68 percent of Brentwood students made learning gains in reading, including 79 percent of struggling students, and 65 percent of students made learning gains in math," Bush said.
Brentwood was a D school a year ago but boosted its grade card to a B for the 2005-06 school year -- the best grade the school has earned since school grading began in 1999.
"So much of that was spontaneous for teachers who love to teach and love kids, and that's what we have at Brentwood Middle School," Higgins said."We're so proud of you."
Higgins was accompanied by about 25 Brentwood teachers, including reading teacher Denisha Stanley.

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