New building, big changes at KMS


Sam Dellandre

Sunshine enters from all angles of the new Kingwood Middle School even as construction continues inside and outside.

Sam Dellandre, Special Contributor

Kingwood Middle School is the first building in Humble ISD to be rebuilt. It’s fully functional and open but is still under minor construction. Every floor has multiple floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing natural light to flood the building.

The new KMS has windows from floor to ceiling in parts of the building. (Sam Dellandre)

“In the mornings, before the kids get here, I put some music on, sit on the bench and you can feel the warmth of the sun,” 6th grade science teacher Robert Adrian said. “It’s like an energy. It’s just fantastic.”

Not only did KMS get a new building but new equipment too, like Chromebooks and Clear Touches for every class.

They also have a makerspace area for more hands-on learning opportunities.

“The best part is probably all the new equipment and technology,” 8th grader Addisyn Millar said.

While students do travel between all three floors, the first floor is mostly for 6th graders, the second floor is for 7th graders and the third floor is primarily for 8th graders.

With three stories and passing periods still four minutes, Millar said the old one-story building was easier to navigate. However, 6th grade assistant principal Jennifer Holloway said the students seem happier in the new building. And she expects that to continue as more and more students come through their doors.

“They planned this building thinking ahead to 20-30 years down the road, not just something for today,” Holloway said.