Coosa High Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon is cut for community to see new Coosa High
Posted on 12/09/2015
CHS ribbon cutting
The Coosa High School Ribbon Cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, December 8 at 10 a.m. officially opened the new Coosa High signifying the new academic building will be ready when students return to school after the first of the year.  The new academic building will open for students on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  The community celebration attracted over 200 from the area to welcome the new school as the home of the Eagle Nation.   

The January opening was hailed as the continuation of a tradition in remarks to the assembled crowd by Trevor Hubbard, principal of Coosa High School. "The current building we will be leaving was also occupied by students in January as students began school there in 1970," commented Hubbard. "As the previous two buildings also started serving children in January back in 1948 and 1931 - so this is when the new school is suppose to open," Hubbard added, "The new school has many opportunities for our students but it is only a building and it is the students who will provide the heart beat when they enter the halls."   
The ceremony included performances by the Coosa High chorus and 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.  "We are not just here to celebrate bricks and mortar but the commitment this community has to educate children," stated   Rob Masters, member of the Coosa High Local School Governance Team, as he addressed the crowd. "While schools are made up of buildings, they house people who are committed to teaching children."
  
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 camaraderie of all those who enter is what makes Coosa High School so special," stated Mary Ellen Masters, a student representative speaking to the group. "The excitement of opening a new school reminds us of what makes a great school and Coosa High is a great one!"     

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.     

Photo: Visitors explore the new three-story main staircase at the new Coosa High School.

Staircase