PINCKARD, Ala. (WDHN) — Fans of South Dale Middle School sports and students will have some new additions at their school to show off.

The school today showcased a renovated gym, where they added new floors and ceilings.

The school also made renovations to public restrooms, the locker room, a new concession stand, and an updated locker room.

So now fans and students will be able to have more opportunities at their fingertips.

Then on top of all of those renovations, the school also added a S.T.E.M. lab, which will be the first S.T.E.M. lab in the Dale County School system.

The lab is filled with new equipment from microscopes, to drones, and even a t-shirt and poster press.

“The kids are so excited about this new opportunity and it’s all about creating opportunities,” Dale County Superintendent, Ben Baker said. “Students need a connection. If they have a connection they’ll come to school and be more successful. This S.T.E.M. lab will provide more opportunities for our students.”

The renovations are not done at SDMS, as they are now continuing to work on the stage in the gym, to get new audio and lighting equipment.

SDMS also became one of twelve schools in the state to receive a purple star, which is given to schools that are considered to be military family-friendly.