BTW FIRE INFORMATION PAGE - BTW Moving Forward

UPDATED

8/30/18

Video of BTW on their first day @ the Hayneville Road campus. 


8/22/18 4:24 p.m. 

The Alabama PTA office (470 South Union Street) is a collection point for any supplies that individuals may want to drop off for BTW students. Art supplies, drawing paper, drawing pencils, and a wide variety of other items are needed. We will provide a list as soon as it is complied. 

See below for other ways to donate. 

Work continues on the new BTW site. Items began to be moved from the old site today. Work continued on the dance studio, band room and the entire school interior is being painted. Serve Pro worked today at no charge to help with cleaning of restrooms and other areas. 

8/21/18 9:16 a.m. 


While Montgomery Fire Department crews continue to spray water on hot spots in what is left of Building C of the old BTW campus, work continues on the new site. Our operations department believes we are still on schedule for students to return to class Monday. 

MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore was among a group of Central Office administrators who volunteered after hours yesterday who pulled staples to help prepare walls for painting at the new campus.

Dr. Moore Works on Walls 

Those wishing to make donations please see the information below. 

8/19/18 10:21 a.m.


Fire crews continue to pour water on C building. A broken water main on Union Street caused minor flooding in the B building, but there was no real damage and MPS crews are cleaning up. 

For those who want to volunteer, here is the information you need

Dear BTW PTSA members and supporters,

A positive note in the aftermath of Saturday's destruction is that there has been an outpouring of offers and money, supplies, and time from our community. Here is what is requested at this time:

1.  If you want to donate particular items to BTW, the collection point is the State PTA office just down the street from the existing campus. The teachers are still working on lists of what they need.  We do know that the CAT magnet needs basic office supplies--paper, pens, tape dispenser, etc.

Also, on Tuesday, the teachers will be packing to move to the temporary location. They need bankers' boxes and tape.

2.  We will need volunteers to make the move happen.  Brian Miller is organizing that and here is link for volunteering. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfq5GIqMEdnmvVT9Nwj0EnzertwXaBTO8FBMGec2aQhKPQfA/viewform

3.  BTW's FAME Board is collecting money and you can donate here https://www.btwfameboard.org/.

If you have any questions about volunteering please email btwmagnethighptsa@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting BTW.

Also, local LOWES stores have offered to donate $5k and additional labor to help get Hayneville Road ready for BTW students. Please tell them thank you as you visit local Lowes stores. 

Below - local LOWES managers @ Hayneville Road offering their help. 

Lowes Managers @ Hayneville Rd

 8/18/18 11:57 a.m. 

Fire crews continue to spray water on Building C of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School hours after an early morning fire destroyed the building.

MPS staff from the system’s Operation Department are already working to prepare the former Hayneville Road Elementary School to receive BTW students who will begin to take their classes there Monday, August 27. Classes at BTW have been suspended through August 24.

Transportation and other logistic plans have already been put into place and will be communicated to parents as we near the opening of the temporary home for BTW.

Calls of support and offers to help have come from around the state. School systems as far away as Tuscaloosa and Florence have already offered to supply desks and other items. Individuals, MPS employees and citizens are reaching out looking for ways to help. BTW alumni and area churches are also calling with offers of assistance. Former BTW Principal and current Alabama State University President Quintin Ross has offered the university’s support. Mayor Todd Strange has offered to assist. Media outlets have also expressed interest in helping with community efforts to replace items lost in the fire.

MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore is grateful for this outpouring of support.

“I am not surprised by the offers of assistance by the citizens of our great community,” said Moore. “While I have only called Montgomery home for a short time, I know that people in our area care about children and education. We need that support as we continue to support BTW during this time and for all our schools as we continue to move forward.”

Principal Quesha Starks also expressed gratitude to first responders.

“Our firefighters and police officers were quick to respond and they put their lives at risk to try to save this historic building,” said Starks. We are so grateful for their skill and their hard work. They kept the fire from spreading to the neighborhoods and other historic buildings around the school.”

Once school staff has had an opportunity to take inventory, more specific information will be available on what items are needed.

MPS staff arrive to prepare Hayneville Road for BTW students


8/18/18 6:30 a.m.


A fire destroyed Booker T. Washington Magnet School’s building C early this morning. That portion of the campus housed the school’s cafeteria, counselor’s offices, the photo studio and a number of classrooms. The building is a total loss..

The administrative building, on the Westside of Union Street, was unharmed. We don’t know the status yet of the other buildings on the Eastside of the street. 

Dr. Moore has decided to cancel classes for the school’s 411 students. The operations staff has already begun the work to get Hayneville Road School ready to receive BTW students. Classes should resume Monday, August 27 at the Hayneville Road facility.

BTW faculty and staff will report to the main building this Monday morning at their regular time to assist in getting items ready to be transferred. Parents will receive more information via telephone and email later today and over the next few days as information is available on the move to the new temporary location.



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