In 2007, a new school facility replaced the 100 year old A.D. Stowell Elementary School in Hannibal’s well established South Side. During initial planning the citizens of the South Side spoke with one voice and lobbied to maintain their neighborhood school, contrary to common trends to consolidation. As a result, this new school is being built across the street from its current location where residential demolition and street realignment needed to occur.
This school features student learning in eighteen self-contained classrooms for grades Kindergarten through Grade 5, designated Art and Music rooms, and designated seminar rooms for Special Needs children. Flexible and versatile large group activities are held in the Library, Gymnasium, and “The Commons” which couples as the Auditorium and Cafeteria.
Day lighting, indirect lighting and individual temperature control, not only enhance the learning environment for students, but save energy. Built in measures for student safety and security include video surveillance and a secured building entrance.