TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KTEN) — Ground was broken for the new Tishomingo High School in November 2022, funded in part by a $24.5 million bond package that voters had approved one year earlier.

Construction has moved along, experiencing no major setbacks, and is on pace for an August move-in date.

The facility will have several new amenities, including one room — usually a norm in schools — that Tishomingo Public Schools didn't have across all district buildings.

"One thing I really look forward to is just having a cafeteria over here," said THS Principal Brandon Moreland. "I mean, for 23 years that I've been here, we've bussed students back-and-forth from the high school to the elementary school. In college, you're going from building-to-building; it'll kind of be the same here."

Superintendent Bobby Waitman explained how it will work.

"So, this is the commons area, which will serve as our dining hall for our students during the day for lunch and breakfast," he said.

The new high school will also feature a college and career center, a safe room, and will be connected to the old high school.

The new Tishomingo High School gymnasium is nearing completion.

Plus: How about some flair in the new gymnasium?

"Video boards — one on each end — and a center-hung scoreboard in the middle," Waitman boasted.

Once construction is finished and move-in ready, the old high school will transition to Tishomingo Middle School.