As Middleburgh Central Schools continue to invest in technology, modernize classrooms and expand programs to provide a competitive educational advantage, the district is also looking toward enhancing the experiences for visitors when the school is able to open back up to the public after the pandemic.
A new committee has been established to revamp the appearance of the Jr. Sr. High School gym and lobby area. They met for the first time last week to discuss what it would take to create an exciting first impression for visitors and alum upon entering the doors for games and events.
“This redesign will reconnect the gym lobby with our strong athletic tradition and remind our students of our rich and storied past,” said Superintendent Brian Dunn.
The Gym Lobby Committee is represented by faculty, administration, the Alumni Association and Booster Club. They have identified key areas of focus.
- Addition of new TV monitor for viewing sport highlights
- Addition of custom trophy case
- Preserving and relocating alumni commemorative bricks
- Updating and relocating sports banners
- Removing vending machines
This work will include moving legacy items to a new location in order to have a front and center display of the school’s historical sports accomplishments. “The gym lobby area is a beautiful space which needs some renovation to make it a truly great school entrance,” said committee member and President of the Alumni Association, Leslie Hooper. “Relocating the bricks purchased through the Booster Club and the Alumni Association is a key part of the lobby remodel.”
Superintendent Dunn wants to ensure the community that the engraved bricks that will be removed, will also be preserved and relocated to a visible space within the Jr. Sr. High School. “Each and every single tile will be secured and placed in a visible place within the building to make room for a new and custom-made trophy case that will house the many important memorabilia and trophies MCS has acquired over the years. This will transform the lobby into a space that honors the past and celebrates the future of MCS athletics,” Dunn said.