Big changes are planned for our performing arts center at CHS. When phase 2 of the modernization project begins this summer, the work will include relocating our PAC. The current classitorium space will be leveled and become part of the new commons area. The space no occupied by the Senior Deck and locker pit will also be leveled to become our new performing arts center.
The new theater will feature moveable theater seating to make the space even more flexible. During normal school hours it can be used as part of the commons, with tables and chairs. For performances, tiered theater seating will pull from the back wall, and additional seats can be added on the floor for more capacity. Altogether, the new PAC will have capacity for more than 400 people, much better than our old classitorium.
Check out these renderings from our architect, BLRB.
We're extremely proud to have two class of 2018 graduates working as apprentices on the modernization of Centralia High School.
Dylan Purkey and Jake Keehr were both students in the CHS construction program. They were able to rely on connections they made as students to secure apprenticeships working on our like-new high school.
Work on all three projects is moving ahead on schedule and on budget! At CHS, framing work has begun in the educational wing and will be completed rather quickly. Beams are now set for the new entry and library areas. Students have recently toured CHS from the construction programs. Two former students, Dylan Purkey and Jake Keehr are working as apprentices on the site!
At Fords Prairie and Jefferson Lincoln, the team is finishing up drywall, painting, installing cabinets, polishing floors and working hard to make sure each school opens on time! Three third grade classes at Fords Prairie will be displaced from their portable classrooms in June so that the buildings can be removed to clear the way for construction of that school's covered play area.
Take a look at this video flyover of Jefferson Lincoln from March 19.
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