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Posted Date: 12/05/2017

Enid Public Schools invites students, parents and community members to join district officials next week as they celebrate the groundbreaking of Enid High School’s new competitive gymnasium and performing arts center.

The event will be Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot between the school’s University Center and Food Court, located at 611 W. Wabash.

The project, part of the district’s $92.8 million bond program, was approved by Enid voters in February 2016.

“We are extremely excited to share this day with the Enid community,” Dr. Darrell Floyd, Superintendent, said. “This would not have been possible without their support. With this groundbreaking, we will be one step closer to a first-class facility that will make a difference for students in the near future and for many years to come. Thank you, again, to Enid residents for supporting our schools and our students.”

In addition to housing new classrooms, the 100,000-square foot addition will feature a 2,000-seat arena (2,500 seats with the floor), as well as the locker rooms, offices and other accommodations needed for basketball, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading and pom. The facility, which will include a black-box theatre, also will provide newly constructed and outfitted space for band, chorus, orchestra, guitar, media productions and speech and drama.

The facility, designed by MA+ Architecture, is slated for completion by the fall of 2019. To see a video rendering of the project, please visit www.enidpublicschools.org/ehsaddition.