Northport Intermediate School hosts ribbon-cutting over weekend
By WVUA 23 News Reporters Michaela Redmond and Audra Phillips
Northport Intermediate School within the Tuscaloosa County School System hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the school’s official opening.
The school holds more than 500 fifth- and sixth-graders, and serves students from Flatwoods and Huntington Place elementary schools.
Each student attending Northport Intermediate has access to an iPad Pro on which they access their class materials.
The building has wi-fi throughout that extends into the courtyard and parking lot so teachers can host classes anywhere.
Principal Michael Tilford said the excitement of the new school is continuing as the school year goes on.
“Kids are excited, they love being in a new space and seeking new things and if you walk around, you’ll notice this a school unlike any other school in the county school system or the city school system,” said Tilford.
The school is encouraging students to wash their hands and wear a mask.
“Tuscaloosa County School System is encouraging masks to be worn,” Tilford said. “It’s ultimately the students’ parents’ choice whether or not they come wearing masks, but we do have cleaning protocols.”