New gymnasium will greet returning students at Superior H.S.

Print Article

Superior High School will receive a new gymnasium floor in time for the 2019-2020 schoolyear. (Maggie Dresser/Mineral Independent)

Power tools, sawdust and patches of vacant floor boards will encompass the Superior High School gymnasium until classes begin for the school year.

The high school will have a new gymnasium floor after its construction is finished, which Superior High School Principal Chris Clairmont says is planned to finish on Aug. 26, the same day school begins.

The new floor will replace the school’s original gym floor which was constructed in 1973. Clairmont says gym floors can handle three sanding’s in their lifetime until the entire floor needs replacing.

“We’re looking out for the safety of the kids,” Clairmont said.

The school not only has big plans for the new floor, but floor’s old pieces will be displayed in the building. The bobcat logo, which lied in the center of the floor, will be replaced with a sold “S” and the old logo will go to the Health Enhancement room.

The new floor is also designed to help absorb shock and a heavier impact than the previous floor. The gymnasium is used daily for physical education, sports practices and games, assemblies and is also used for non-school functions.

Clairmont says the new floor has been a long-term goal for several years and has been at the top of their budget “wish list”.

“It’s a pretty big deal,” Clairmont said.

Superior received a grant from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, a philanthropic organization, to fund the floor and the school has also used funding from a bond passed in fall of 2017.

The floor is expected to be finished on Aug. 26, the same day school starts.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Hecla is hopeful about mines despite legal fight

February 13, 2020 at 2:19 pm | Daily Inter Lake Despite several lingering legal challenges, officials with an Idaho mining company remain confident they will be able to open two mines in Northwest Montana at some point in the future. Hecla Mining...

Comments

Read More

Open houses planned to review floodplain maps

February 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm | Daily Inter Lake Mineral County and the Town of Superior are working with Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to update floodplain maps for the Clark...

Comments

Read More

Shoeboxes can make a difference for kids worldwide

February 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm | Daily Inter Lake “When a child opens this box, what would they like to see?” said Pam Elder of the Alberton Community Church. Such was the main topic of Cabin Fever Community Potluck Saturday, Feb. 8, at the 4-H Bu...

Comments

Read More

Darlow family takes over Castles Market

February 13, 2020 at 2:09 pm | Daily Inter Lake Two months have passed since Superior grocery store Castles Market quietly changed ownership. As Ken and Cathy Kuhl head off into the sunset of retirement, a new chapter begins for the Darlow famil...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 826-3402
105 W. Lynch
P.O. Box 667
Plains, MT 59859

©2020 Clark Fork Valley Press | Mineral Independent Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X