Madisonville High School welcomes new principal

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MADISONVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - Madisonville CISD Superintendent Keith Smith visited BVTM Wednesday morning, to discuss the year ahead and changes coming to the district.

Smith says he's very excited for the year ahead as construction begins to wrap up on the final phase of several years worth of projects for both the high school and elementary school. New facilities include a huge auto technology and career space, as well as new band halls and more than a dozen new classrooms.

By August 28th, the first day of school, Smith says the essentials will be complete, but construction will continue as crews put finishing touches on the projects.

Madisonville High School students will also begin the year with a new principal. Rhonda Morgan has been with the district for nearly 20 years, most recently as an academic coordinator and counselor. She will now take over as principal after Dr. Chad Moorehead who left for Round Rock School District. Smith says they are confident Morgan will do an excellent job as principal of the high school.

As staff expected, the school district received passing grades from the TEA. However, Smith says parents shouldn't be caught up on these grades, because no matter what you receive there's always room for improvement.

"All of our campuses get distinctions and do very well, but its hard to narrow down a school district with one single label," said Smith. "Some of the other districts that received needs improvement for their campuses are good districts. Here in Madisonville we do very well and are proud but we're more than just these ratings. We have a girl who graduated with us who is attending Princeton this fall. This is a great school district and a great place for children to learn."