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In the Spotlight - 04-17-2023 - Gym Project Progress

Gym Project Progress
I thought it might be interesting for the listeners to receive an update on the new gymnasium construction taking shape at Elkin High School.  If you’ve ridden down Memorial Park Drive recently, you have noticed substantial progress since the Fall of 2022. The project is proceeding as scheduled.
All floor levels are poured and in place and the steel structure of the top floor gym is scheduled to begin on Monday April 17th. The steel stair framing is currently being installed from the bottom up in the two stair towers. On the first two floors plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems are being installed, and walls are being prepped for paint.

The elevator shaft for the old NH Carpenter Gym has been constructed and is under roof. The brick veneer has been laid, and is ready for doors and windows. The elevator itself will be one of the last installations.

Foundations have been poured and work has begun on the 3rd elevator shaft which is located in the Dixon Auditorium.

This project in its totality is the largest step ECS has ever taken in making the campus of Elkin High School handicap accessible to all students, staff and guests. The addition of the second gym will also allow both middle and high school students the opportunity to receive health and physical education instruction and participate in athletic practices and competitions simultaneously.  The projected completion date is Fall of 2023. 

The Elkin City Schools Board of Education is certainly thankful for the support of the Surry County Board of Commissioners for helping us realize our vision.

This week’s WIFM “Spotlight on Elkin City Schools" is recorded by Dr. Myra Cox, Superintendent of Elkin City Schools and is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and your local State Farm Agent, Mr. Steve Owings.