Heber Overgaard Schools Hold Open House

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The Heber Overgaard School District held an open house Thursday, Dec. 9 on all school campuses for residents to see the projects that were completed. Musical performances were arranged by Alan Cheney at the new Performing Arts Center at Capps School that included the Heber Overgaard District’s school choirs, bands and orchestras as well as the Heber Overgaard Community Choir. At the conclusion of the musical performances, the opening ceremony was initiated by Ken VanWinkle, the superintendent of schools.

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Ken VanWinkle, superintendent of the Heber Overgaard School District welcomes visitors to the school’s open house.

Following, a presentation of colors by Girl Scout troop #2566 was performed. VanWinkle then gave an introduction of the guests. Remarks were made by Cindy Lofstedt, school board president. Austin Brewer then performed a musical number and afterward VanWinkle made some concluding remarks.

Among the completed bond projects at Capps School are six new classrooms, school administrative offices, district office, kitchen, Performing Arts Center, new larger parking lot, student drop off area, shipping and receiving area, new doors and door hardware for security, upgrades to network connection infrastructure, additional security cameras, outdoor basketball courts, roof replacement on Capps second building. At Mountain Meadows Primary School, the projects completed are exterior paint, external concrete work and drainage corrections.

Upstairs in Mountain Meadows Primary School, completed projects include two new classrooms with four rooms to be completed as community growth requires, additional restrooms, mitigation of acoustic “echo” in the common area with acoustic tiles, new carpet.

Downstairs the work completed includes new carpet in the hallway, foyer, office and some classrooms. As well, the epoxy floors in the restrooms have been replaced, new door hardware and additional security cameras. In the cafeteria, the kitchen has been enlarged and acoustic remediation using acoustic tiles have been installed.

At Mogollon High School, the projects completed include a new multi-purpose building, upgrades to network connection infrastructure, repairs to the parking lot and parking lot drainage, stucco repair on all buildings, correction of external drainage, repair and upgrade of locker rooms and the roof above locker rooms in the gym, installation of air conditioning in the gym, new doors and hardware campus-wide, paved road to bus barn and pavement of bus parking lot, new all-weather track at football field, repair and upgrade of football field announcers booth, and new filming pedestals at the football field.

Two new route buses and a new travel bus have been purchased for the district.

One of the first musical performances that was held at the new Performing Arts Center was the Mountain Meadows Primary School Christmas program held Tuesday, Dec. 14.

The Performing Arts Center was filled with most every seat as the children from the school gave seven performances. One resident remarked, “Build it and they will come,” referring to the filled up auditorium.

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