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Community Leaders and Alumni Rediscover Fort Worth ISD at Renovated Eastern Hills High School
From a stunning front entrance to a cybersecurity classroom with the energy of an incident command center, new features at Eastern Hills High School wowed the crowd who came to see them. The tour was the latest in the well-attended series of Rediscover FWISD events showcasing new facilities and other improvements that were part of Fort Worth ISD’s 2017 bond program.
Dozens of attendees at the September 2 gathering received an update on the bond projects, including classrooms for cybersecurity, public service, law enforcement and other career education spaces; new band hall, choir room and visual arts classrooms; state-of-the-art media center, located on two levels, as well as creative collaboration areas throughout campus.
Guests got a preview of the exciting new construction upon arrival at the striking front façade and glass-enclosed entry at the top of the hill.
The Highlander Marching Band and cheerleaders dressed in Eastern Hills blue pumped up the crowd before the event began. Behind the scenes, students and staff turned on computers, put on their uniforms and went over final details in preparation for morning tours of their reimagined campus.
Fort Worth ISD Board of Education President and District 2 Trustee Tobi Jackson opened the celebration with a heartfelt welcome to “Rediscover Fort Worth ISD and Eastern Hills High School.” She reminded guests that she is a proud Eastern Hills alumna, and she welcomed alumni in attendance.
President Jackson said the transformation ushers in a new and exciting era for Eastern Hills High School students today and tomorrow.
“Eastern Hills High School welcomes students to new learning spaces that blend effectively with the existing building to ensure a quality education for all students.”
Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner thanked the community and the board for supporting the Eastern Hills High School project.
“The pandemic did not stop our teachers, and it did not stop our construction projects,” Dr. Scribner said. “The work continues, and that is why we are able to showcase Eastern Hills High School today.”
Dr. Scribner described the extensive infrastructure upgrades throughout the campus, including:
- 81 new teaching spaces, including science labs, fine arts, media center, career spaces
- Increased access to technology in every corner
- New student dining hall
- New fitness center
- New, updated graphics, including school crest and mascot, throughout the building
Principal Katrina Smith invited guests on campus tours, where they watched Gold Seal Programs of Choice students demonstrate health science, cybersecurity, and law enforcement skills.
Construction continues on the campus. The renovation project encompasses 142,000 square feet, and the new addition project is 49,000 square feet.