Students, teacher enjoying new Bulldog Preschool classrooms

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Dee Beydler and her Bulldog Preschool students carve a pumpkin Tuesday in their new classroom located on the Sikeston Career and Technology campus. Staff and students moved into the new preschool and classroom at the beginning of this school year. In July 2011, an electrical fire destroyed the trailer that housed the preschool program. Leonna Heuring, Staff

SIKESTON -- Since officially moving into their new home, Dee Beydler and her students are enjoying a roomier and more organized space at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center.

Beydler oversees Bulldog Preschool, which houses the learning environment for both high school students of Beydler's preschool teaching I and II courses and the preschool for 3- to 5-year-old children of Sikeston R-6 staff members.

In July 2011, an electrical fire destroyed the trailer that housed the preschool program.

"We lost practically everything," Beydler recalled. "We were able to save some things, but people gave lots of supplies and items to us."

The SCTC construction class assisted the district's maintenance employees with building the new preschool by renovating a large area that contained two classrooms in H Building.

"It's designed for our needs," Beydler pointed out about the facility, which includes a kitchen, classroom for high schools students, classroom area for preschool students and two bathrooms.

For the entire 2011-2012 school year, the preschool operated out of a classroom in G Building of the high school campus while renovations took place in the new location on the campus in H Building.

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