First wall comes down at Highlands High School under Bond 2010; Highlands Students Cheer Progress

Media Advisory
 

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
             instruction/student gatherings.