Choctaw-Nicoma Park students start year in updated schools - Article Photos 5/10

About 600 students and their teachers inaugurated the newest school in the Choctaw/Nicoma Park School District when they started classes for this academic year Tuesday morning, August 23, 2011, at Choctaw Middle School. The 110,000 square foot building replaces a school that has served the school district since the 1930s. Principal JeanAnn Gaona makes notes while making morning rounds through her new school. She is in a room built to be a saferoom in the case of severe weather or tornados. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman