First Homecoming Celebrations in New FHS Gym
After years of planning and construction phase one is complete at the new Fayetteville High School.
To celebrate the transitioning to phase two, Governor Mike Beebe will be in town Friday.
“This is has been a long time coming for the community for Fayetteville, for the families especially for the students, we have provided them state-of-the art facilities, more square footage,” says Patty Plummer, Fayetteville School District Projects Manager.
Part of phase one is the new gym and athletic center which was packed full of students Thursday morning for homecoming celebrations.
Students started the school year with a new cafeteria and state-of-the-art performing arts center.
The auditorium seats 850 people, a huge transformation from what students had in the old high school.
“We’ve gone from the 1970′s-80′s technology all the way into the 21st century in less than week. It’s exciting and a little overwhelming at times, but it’s for the students of Fayetteville which is a great thing,” says Warren Rosenaur, Director of Theater.
Construction on phase two has already begun but won’t be complete until 2015.
“Additional classroom spaces which will be a new three story building, you’ll see that construction going on right now. It will eventually house our new 9th grade small learning community and our agri program,” says Plummer.
But it’s not completely out with the old, to make sure students don’t forget where they came from
“What we did back here is we were able to save a piece of the old bulldog athletic floor,” says Plummer.
Governor Mike Beebe will be at Fayetteville High School Friday with the ceremony starting at 5 p.m.
Friday will also be the first home game, starting at 7 p.m.