First wall comes down at Highlands High School under Bond 2010; Highlands Students Cheer Progress
WHAT: First wall comes down at Highlands High School under Bond
2010; Highlands Students Cheer Progress
SAISD Bond 2010 progress continues as Highlands HS begins
major demolition of the school. As the largest of the
22 major school renovation projects, the $65.7 million
makeover will replace most of the existing campus with brand-
new, modern facilities.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17: 8:15 - 8:35 a.m.
(Recommend media arrive earlier for set up)
WHERE: Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Avenue
Event takes place on Hiawatha St. just off Elgin
(Media vehicles may enter drive off Hiawatha thru gates and
proceed to area behind Music Bldg.)
WHO: SAISD Trustees
Highlands High School Principal, Lorna Klokkenga
Highlands HS Students
Other special guests
VISUAL: As students in spirit wear cheer and the drum line rallies, the “Claw” will take down the FIRST wall at Highlands HS for the school’s major renovation. Students will begin cheers at 8:15 a.m., knock down set for 8:30 a.m.
On Nov. 2, 2010, SAISD voters approved a $515 million bond program to make much-needed renovations and upgrades to schools across the District, with 22 of those schools receiving major renovations.
HIGHLIGHTS OF HIGHLANDS HS RENOVATION
• Brand-new, 3-story building with larger classrooms, including
those for Career and Technology Education, as well
as science labs and a new Media Center (library).
• New 2-story building to house the fine arts programs.
• New cafeteria, to include large indoor and outdoor dining areas.
• Refurbished auditorium with a full balcony. Homage to the
auditorium’s history will be paid with the reuse of
existing elements, such as seats, being used for sound design.
• Dance studio with hardwood floors and mirrors.
• Prominent and welcoming main campus entrance.
• Courtyard that encourages and accommodates group
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.
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