MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Murphy High School parents and students are adjusting to some upcoming changes.
Starting January 3, Murphy students will attend Clark-Shaw Magnet School, while Murphy high School recovers from the destructive Christmas Day tornado.
The big change comes as people are still coping with the condition of their beloved school.
"It's shocking and devastating as well," said 2009 Murphy graduate David Dominick.
Dominick believes transition will take some adjusting.
"I think it will be tough; but I think with the circumstances they will overcome, it a little easier because they know what they are up against," said Dominick.
Some Murphy parents like Sheron Greenfiled-Jones will also have to adapt to the change. Her daughter Joseline is Murphy High School senior.
"She was looking forward to it. She's been here all this time so you kind of want to be at home," said Greenfield-Jones.
Although bus routes are being added to Clark-Shaw some Murphy High School parents are still concerned about how they are going to get their kids to school. Greenfeild-jones' daughter usually walks to school from their home on Carlen Street. She hopes getting her across town, will be a smooth transition.
"For us to have to go to west Mobile everyday would really be a hassle," said Greenfeild-Jones.
And she is counting on school officials to help make this new experience as normal as possible for the students.
"Even if they could section off part of the school as Murphy...I think it has a lot to do with how the city and of course the teachers to help the children cope as well," said Greenfeild-Jones.
An information session will be held for parents on January 2 at 7 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center.
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