During a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the district’s high school, several renovations and additions were announced for Redwater’s schools.
Redwater ISD Superintendent Dr. Kelly Burns gave an introductory speech where she explained where these new changes are coming from. The Board of Trustees approved the school’s 2017 bond issue, and as a result, will see many improvements throughout the district. For the High School, Redwater is fixing the parking lot to allow for football parking and band practice. The school will also update its visitor bleachers. The middle school is also expected to see a number of changes, like a face-lift and a name change. The district is also looking to receive a Texas grant for $530,000. Redwater wants to focus on one of its programs at a time, its first target being welding.
Redwater also had a surprise reveal
After Dr. Burns was done speaking, she invited High School Principal Brett Haugh to speak about the school’s accomplishments. The school rating website Niche ranked Redwater as one of the top one hundred safest schools in Texas. The Junior High also received achievements and was recognized as a Blue Ribbon school. The ceremony ended with the ribbon cutting and afterward attendees were invited inside the high school for a surprise reveal. A cloth was lifted and the school’s new Dragons statue was revealed, with blue light glowing from inside the mascot. The school says the statue is filled with details and is expected to have even more when it finds its permanent location on campus.