Roosevelt High School Celebrates New Prairie Meadows Fine Arts Hall

Roosevelt High School will host a community open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their new Prairie Meadows Fine Arts Hall. The celebration will take place:

Thursday, April 14
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Roosevelt High School Commons Area
4419 Center St.

The program will include performances by the Roosevelt High School jazz band and concert choir, introductions of Roosevelt’s most recent Hall of Fame inductees, and speeches by Principal Kathie Danielson, Superintendent Dr. Nancy Sebring, Roosevelt High School Foundation President Bill Bartine, and Prairie Meadows Board Member Dr. Andy McGuire.

The Roosevelt High School Foundation raised $3.8 million to build the Fine Arts Hall, part of which was funded through a $750,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant. The Fine Arts Hall will allow for the school to expand its fine arts programs. Features include four practice rooms, a large meeting space, acoustic enhancements, storage facilities for instruments, and direct access to practice fields.

“The addition of the Prairie Meadows Fine Arts Hall demonstrates Roosevelt High School’s continued commitment to providing quality fine arts programming,” said Kathie Danielson, Roosevelt High School Principal.

The Fine Arts Hall renovations have occurred in conjunction with nine phases of renovations to Roosevelt High School funded by the Schools First local option sales tax. Highlights of renovations include six additional classrooms, an expanded kitchen and café space, climate control, energy efficiency, a centralized support area and an improved technology infrastructure. All phases of renovations are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011. Additional renovations also will begin in the activities areas in May 2011.