YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- It's a new era at the Fox Meadow Middle School in Yorktown.
The middle school, which previously had been housed in the same building as Fox Meadow High School, was moved into space of its own to more clearly define the school and allow teachers to focus on the specific needs of middle schoolers, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES said.
Nicole Murphy, the principal of Fox Meadow, said middle school students need to have their own identity as well as their own space to help them grow socially and emotionally.
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Superintendent Dr. James Ryan told guests at a ribbon cutting ceremony how “pleased and proud” he was of the students who attend the middle school and the faculty and staff who serve them.
“The students that come here are very special to us,” said Dr. Ryan.
Following the ribbon cutting, school leaders and visitors were given a tour of the middle school with students giving an overview of the curriculum.