New Coosa High Ribbon Cutting
New Coosa High ribbon cutting scheduled for Tuesday
Posted on 12/04/2015
Coosa High
The new Coosa High School is being prepared for students when they return to school after the first of the year.  The new academic building of the school will open for students on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  A community celebration ribbon cutting will be held next Tuesday, December 8 at 10 a.m. with students, faculty and the community welcoming the new school as the home of the Eagle Nation.  Student guided tours of the new building will also be available for those attending. 

The ceremony will feature comments from Trevor Hubbard, principal of Coosa High; Dr. John Jackson, interim superintendent of Floyd County Schools; George Bevels, chairman of the Floyd County Board of Education; Jay Shell, board member representing the Coosa area; Tony McIntosh, chairman of the citizen's group that worked to pass the education SPLOST; and Rob Masters, a parent and community member of the Coosa High Local School Governance Team.  There will also be performances by the Coosa High band and chorus.

The ceremony will include the dedication of a new commemorative brick walkway that was coordinated by alumni of the school.  The bricks bear the names of alumni, teachers, students, school accomplishments or class years that those purchasing the commemorative bricks chose to honor.  The CHS Alumni Brick Committee also placed a brick in the walkway to honor each principal who has served Coosa High.  
Once the students leave for Christmas break, work will begin on completing the rest of the new Coosa High facility.  The demolition of the old building will begin and the construction of a new parking and entrance area will be developed where the current building sits.  Construction will also begin on the new gymnasium and auditorium.  The total project of the new Coosa High facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.  

The new Coosa High was the marquee project of the education SPLOST approved by voters in 2013.  The new school is a three-story building with the latest in technology for instruction.  The building will provide updated facilities for its first graduating class, as it welcomes the class of 2016, and provide room for growth of future classes on their destination to graduation.