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Ground breaking ceremony planned for Wednesday

SPRING VALLEY — The ground breaking ceremony for the new Hall Township High School will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Project architect Healy Bender, construction manager Leopardo Companies and the Hall Township High School Board of Education will join several local dignitaries to celebrate the start of construction.

The new $28-million, 133,000-square-foot, three –story high school will consist of an academic building, athletic complex and performing arts center. The academic building will house science, technology, engineering and math classrooms along with a learning resource center and administrative offices. The athletic complex will comprise two gymnasiums, weight training and fitness room, locker rooms and a concession area. The performing arts center will feature a theatre and stage with a high-end sound and recording system. An art lab, kiln room, dark room, set design area, and cafeteria with kitchen area also part of the plans.

The new high school will be built with several sustainable energy features such as permeable pavers, bioswales for storm water management, daylight harvesting and occupancy sensors.

The public is invited to attend.

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