Hundreds of students are getting ready to go back to their own classrooms after six months of waiting for their school to be rebuilt.
A.C. Blunt Middle School in Aransas Pass suffered heavy damage in Hurricane Harvey. Students at the school had to be dispersed to other area schools while repairs were made, but on Monday they finally get to go back.
The Aransas Pass Independent School District hosted an open house even on Friday for students and their parents.
It was a chance for everyone to get an early look at what the school looks like before classes begin. 3News took a look at the campus earlier in the day.
The school has received a complete makeover.
Because of Hurricane Harvey the campus needed a new roof and much more. Nearly everything inside the school that wasn't made of concrete had to be replaced.
Delicia Wood, an art teacher at A.C. Blunt Middle School, showed 3News her practically brand new classroom. It's where she was set to begin her second year of teaching back in August, but Hurricane Harvey changed those plans.
Her classroom wasn't the only victim. 90-percent of Wood's home in Rockport was also damaged, and she had to work on getting her house in order.
"We had about 90-percent of our home destroyed, so we were in restructure mode," Wood said. "So I was just trying to get my house habitable."
Wood said once she had her home life situated, she began helping out at other district schools until A.C. Blunt could reopen. That day is now around the corner.
"Looking forward to getting back and getting started and having a good finish to the year," A.C. Blunt Principal Derick King said.
There were supposed to be about 450 students ready to start school at A.C. Blunt back in August. Around 385 of those are expected back on Monday.
"I'm excited to get all of my classrooms back, my 6th and 7th graders back in here, and have them have an elective," Wood said.
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