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Military kids head back to school on the base

by Katie Williams

MidlandsConnect.com
Fort Jackson, SC | August 24, 2012

Students who attend school at Fort Jackson listen to their teacher reading them a book.

Students who attend school at Fort Jackson listen to their teacher reading them a book. | Photo: Katie Williams

At first glance, the classrooms in Pierce Terrace Elementary look like any other school. However, behind the walls is Fort Jackson, the nation’s largest Army training facility.

First-grader Kyle Radonski’s family lives on the base so he attends the school. He says going to class on post is fun because he has more freedom.

“Today I actually walked here all by myself,” boasted Radonski at school Thursday.

While students learn the same material taught at public schools, teachers do focus on special needs of military children.

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