When Losoya Middle School science teacher Erika Gonzalez saw her huge classroom for the first time she had a question about her new space in the new wing at the campus. She thought she would be sharing the classroom with another teacher. The response overwhelmed Ms. Gonzalez with disbelief and happiness.
“I tried to play it cool, but then I went out to my car and I cried tears of happiness. I just could not believe this was all for my students,” said the new Losoya Middle School science teacher.
For the first time in Southside ISD history, the District will have two middle schools.
The conversion of Losoya from an intermediate school into a fully functioning middle school is part of the 2017 Bond Program approved by Southside voters. The new construction cost more than $17.9 and includes a library, science labs, fine arts rooms, gymnasium, PE and athletic locker rooms, sports fields, and security upgrades.
The construction is projected to take care of the District’s middle school students’ needs for the next eight years.
That makes teachers like Erika Gonzalez happy. She left one of San Antonio’s larger school districts to come to Southside ISD. Like other teachers, she’s confident the 2019-2020 school year will be an amazingly great year academically for the District’s estimated 6,000 students.