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ROISD opens new high school campus for public tours

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Steve Patterson

The Ellis County Press

RED OAK - The Red Oak Independent School District opened the new high school campus for public tours on Saturday, April 10.

Tours were given by board members and school officials from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. During the tour, visitors were able to too see and ask questions about all the new state of the art features about the new high school campus. Tours started in the new competition gymnasium including information on the different grades of maple flooring and Hawks’ graphics on the walls and on the gym floor itself.

The tour then went underneath the home seating area where the new exercise and training room was for the volleyball and basketball athletes and staff. Football will remain at the current field house. Under the visitor seating area is a air rifle range for the JNROTC program to practice their marksmanship.

When then visited the food serving area which resembles a food court area you would see at a mall. Form the food serving area we entered the huge cafeteria in the center part of the school. From there we toured the Performing Arts Center and Band Hall areas. You will definitely want to attend any productions held at the Performing Arts Center, it is amazing.

We also visited the Ag Class room and shop area and the audio and television rooms (where Hawkeye News will be produced).

The new A/V room and campus has the ability to simulcast live events throughout the campus. We also visited the new lecture hall which includes laptop network/internet connections at every chair.

The library is incredible and students will have the opportunity to check out laptops in the library for studying and projects or can bring their own.

The tour ended by visiting a typical classroom with each classroom having a technology package installed allowing the teachers to operate ceiling mounted projectors, projection screens, computers and DVD players from two touch panel controls and eliminating three or four remote controls. This particular class room was attached to the cooking lab which is well equipped with the latest appliances.

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