Kingston Public Schools' new multi purpose facility

KINGSTON, OK - Kingston Public Schools returned to class yesterday and there were plenty of changes waiting for them, including a new 75,000 square foot building.

"I know the first day of school everyone was excited to be here and just be in the new building," Kingston High School senior Kaitlin McCorstin said.

McCorstin said her favorite part of the Kingston Public Schools new facility is the gymnasium.

"I'm really excited to come to the games here, it is going to be really nice and a lot cooler than the old gym and just fun," she said.

But the 1,300 occupancy gym isn't the only new thing for the school.

"We have a cafeteria slash auditorium," Superintendent Jay McAdams said. "The auditorium is around a 750 seat auditorium, which we will be able to do band concerts, musicals, plays for our students."

The Kingston Community voted to approve the bond in 2008.

It also includes a band practice room that doubles as a safe room guarding the students from tornadoes.

McAdams said he wants the community to know -- it's their facility as well.

"This is Kingston Public School's to take care of, but we understand the community was the one who paid for it and this is open to the community," McAdams said. "We are opening it up at 6 a.m. and from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. we will have a walking track open to the community."

McAdams said the building could host events like banquets and family reunions also.

He said Marshall County may be one of Oklahoma's smaller counties, but he hopes the building will encourage people to visit.

"What we are wanting to do is to bring in as many people to Marshall County, especially in the Kingston area as we possibly can," he said. "Not only show case this facility and our school, but to also showcase our community."

"I'm definitely excited to be a senior and having this new building here makes it even more great," McCorstin said.

McAdams said he's wanted to build a new facility since November 2007.


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  • by Teachers Voice Location: Kingston on Aug 25, 2011 at 09:54 AM
    Congratulations to the Kingston community. Unhappy just a word to you quit listening to a certain board member about Jay McAdams do some research for yourself. When was the last time you spent any time at the Kingston High school. Talk to the people who have to deal with issues people like cause for a school. Get with it or get out…..
  • by Bill@Sthmyd<>< on Aug 24, 2011 at 02:41 PM
    Congratulations to the people of Kingston,this is going to pay dividends to the kids of Kingston, and that is what it is all about,haters hate, normal people vote.Good job.
  • by Dewayne. on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:28 PM
    Might as well lose every game in style.
  • by Charlie Location: Enos on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE to the people of Marshall County and to the entire School Board for voting to fund and planning and executing the construction of this MAGNIFICENT building!! Not only does it give the student body a sense of pride, but the whole community has something to brag about!! To those people who are concerned about this being a waste of taxpayer money, Maybe they should get off their "LAZY, WELFARE Collecting" buts and do something positive to help the schools and community. Without Schools and Church there is NO COMMUNITY!!!!!
  • by Okie Location: Texas on Aug 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    The picture of this facility in Kingston reminded me of another picture I have seen. It was in Arkansas. The picture was of a very large diamond placed in the south end of a north bound billy goat
  • by Happy Location: Kingston on Aug 24, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    To Unhappy: Seriously? When is the last time you were in the old gym? The layout was good....for the 70's. Times have changed. This building was needed 10-15 years ago! You couldn't even fit 250 people on the home side of the old gym. I don't even want to talk about the old auditorium. I believe this building will be a great asset to the community for many years to come. You should be thankful that we have such a first class facility in Kingston. I'm assuming you have nothing to do with the school. If that's the case, don't knock it! Just like you should have nothing to do with the vehicle Jay McAdams' drives. Who cares if he has a SUV. It should be of no concern for anyone but for himself. The school has nothing to do with his personal vehicle. Get back to watching Judge Judy or The Price Is Right and stop hating on a such a good thing!
  • by unhappy Location: kingston on Aug 23, 2011 at 08:54 PM
    WHERE DOES JAY MCADAMS THINK THIS OVERSIZED GYM IS GOING TO HELP IMPROVE KINGSON? WHAT IS THERE TO OFFER. SINCE WHEN DID SCHOOLS HAVE TO HAVE A BUILDING TO HAVE FAMILY REUNIONS IN. IS THIS WHY OUT TAXES WERE RAISED SO MUCH IS SO THEY CAN HAVE CONCERTS IN IT? THIS IS ALL BULL SHI----. WORKING PEOPLE ARE SO TIRED OF PAYING FOR BUILDINGS THAT ARE NOT NEEDED. WHY DIDN'T THEY JUST PUT IN MORE AIR CONDITIONERS AND FIX THE GYM THEY ALREADY HAD? THEY DONT TAKE CARE OF WHAT THEY HAVE. IM TIRED OF PAYING FOR ALL THIS STUFF JAY MCADAMS WANTS. WHY DOES HE HAVE TO HAVE A BIG SUV TO DRIVE AROUND AND SPEND THE TAX PAYERS MONEY FOR HIM? WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GET 1300 PEOPLE TO COME TO ANYTHING? ONCE AGAIN MORE UN NEEDED STUFF THAT IS A WASTE OF MONEY. I BET THEY DONT HAVE 250 PEOPLE SHOW UP FOR A BALL GAME. WE ALSO HEARD THE THE BUILDING GETS WATER IN IT AND THE CONTRACTOR BUILT THE BUILDING FACING THE WRONG DIRRECTION. I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE REALLY VOTED THIS THING IN.
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